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Second avian influenza outbreak confirmed on Island

A second outbreak of avian influenza has been confirmed in the Isle of Man.  The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) responded on Monday...
Friday, 21 January 2022

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man welcomes 300th Partner

The Manx Bat Group (MBG) has become the 300th UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man partner after pledging to promote sustainability, conservation and education.  The...
Monday, 17 January 2022

Avian Influenza case confirmed in Island geese

A case of avian influenza has been confirmed in the Isle of Man.  It is the first time the H5N1 virus, which is highly contagious amongst birds but not...
Monday, 17 January 2022

Sponsors sought for Isle of Man Food & Drink Festival

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are invited to get involved in the Isle of Man’s largest Food & Drink Festival with sponsorship packages to suit all...
Friday, 14 January 2022

Building experts to deliver webinar on Island’s built heritage

UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is to host a webinar on the Island’s built heritage next month. Mann Made: Built Heritage and a Sustainable Future takes place...
Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Businesses gain UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man accreditation

Businesses in the Isle of Man have gained a UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man accreditation after taking part in training in sustainable practices. UNESCO Biosphere...
Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Avian flu warning as cases rise across the UK

People are asked not to handle sick or dead birds on the Isle of Man after a surge in avian influenza cases in the UK and Northern Ireland. While no cases have...
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Unique Ramsey Bay scallop fishery opens for Christmas

A unique approach to scallop fishing in Ramsey Bay’s Marine Nature Reserve (MNR) will provide Manx diners with a sustainably sourced treat this...
Friday, 10 December 2021

‘Superstar’ panda Kush put down following illness

An endangered panda called Kush, who was one of the Curraghs Wildlife Park’s most famous animals, has been put to sleep following a short illness. The red...
Thursday, 2 December 2021

Change at the top of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture

Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture Chief Executive Officer Richard Lole is leaving his role after 10 years to become Director of Climate Change...
Wednesday, 1 December 2021
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