The Isle of Man: What it Means to Be a UNESCO Biosphere

The Isle of Man is the only entire nation that has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere. Who are the people that have made this possible? We speak to Bill Dale, Founder of Beach Buddies, who organizes a program of litter collecting on the beaches around the island. We talk to Pippa Lovell, Chef and Co-Founder of Versa, who forages from the coastline, using the produce in her cooking. And to Leigh Morris, CEO of Manx Wildlife Trust and Visit Isle of Man Board Member, who talks about how the Trust connects, respects, and enhances the island’s seascape, coastline, countryside, nature, heritage, culture, and communities. The Isle of Man is home to 18 national glens, 32 beaches, 26 dark sky discovery sites, 26 nature reserves, and 95 miles of coastline, with ancient monuments, landmarks, and historic castles dotted throughout the island’s extraordinary landscape.

This film looks at how Visit Isle of Man helps to engender these projects, trusts, and local businesses to make the island have a global impact. It also explores how local people are preserving and using the land and sea for the future of the island.

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