Isle of Man recognised as a ‘special place for people and nature’

News from Mannin Branch Celtic League:

The Isle of Man will celebrate a unique UN award next week when the Secretary of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere programme formally inaugurate our status as part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

At an event at the Manx Museum on Tuesday, Mr Han Qunli will present Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK with a certificate marking the island’s achievement.

The International Co-ordinating Council of the Programme on Man and the Biosphere announced the island’s acceptance into the world network in March 2016.

The recognition which is the result of two years’ work compiling a weighty submission during the periods when former MHKs Phil Gawne and Richard Ronan had the DEFA Ministerial portfolio recognises that the island is a ‘special place for people and nature’. It is to be hoped that current Chief Minister Howard Quayle acknowledges his former colleagues efforts.

The island is unique in being the only entire jurisdiction to hold the Biosphere Reserve status.

Full report here at Isle of Man newspapers:

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/…/island-recognised-as-a-special-…

Image: Secretary Han Qunli of UNESCO

BERNARD MOFFATT
Public Relations Officer Mannin Branch

Issued by: The Mannin branch of the Celtic League.

28/10/16

 

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