It sets out the Biosphere’s aims and ambitions under five Es:
It complements the global aims of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme: conservation, learning and sustainable development.
The global aims are something all Biospheres subscribe to. But each of the 714 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves worldwide are unique in terms of their geography, ecosystems, cultures, etc, and have their own local opportunities and challenges. Therefore, Biospheres are encouraged to develop their own complementary aims and ambitions, too.
Our Stakeholder Policy Group, which has devised the strategy, represents people across our community and the strategy will benefit us all in the Isle of Man. We are all citizens of our Biosphere and we hope everyone in the Island is inspired by the strategy’s aims, and wants to contribute to them.”
Geoffrey Boot MHK
Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture