Isle of Man News last updated 27 July 2017 15:45:08

Nedbank Private Wealth makes a splash for wildlife conservation

POSTED yesterday at 3:19 pm

Nedbank Private Wealth, one of Manx Wildlife Trust’s Corporate Members, has kindly provided funding to enable MWT to purchase an underwater video camera with lights and some equipment for management of our nature reserves. The much needed funding will help with both terrestrial and marine projects. The video camera will enable MWT to capture some of the amazing marine life in Manx waters. Marine officer Lara Howe said, “People are much more aware of the big stuff in our waters, such as dolphins and basking sharks, but not many people are aware of the smaller creatures that support our larger ones. The video footage is hoped to showcase our amazing habitats and species that can’t be seen without a submarine or scuba gear.” The footage will...

Young adults represent Island with pride at UNESCO Biosphere forum

POSTED yesterday at 11:23 am

Three young adults will represent the Isle of Man with pride at the first ever UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Youth Forum. The event, being held in Italy from 18th-23rd September, will bring together 18 to 35-year olds from UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) regions throughout the world to discuss sustainability. The Island was welcomed to the MAB world network of Biosphere reserves last year, in recognition that it is ‘a special place for people and nature’. Other members include such iconic areas as Ayers Rock (Uluru), Yellowstone in the USA, the Cape Winelands in South Africa, Mount Kenya and Central Amazon. Maximising the Biosphere accreditation will enhance the Island’s economy, environment and community, the Programme for...

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