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Environment, Food and Agriculture News

End of dog licenses as microchipping becomes compulsory from 1 April

Paying for an annual licence to own a dog is to end on 1 April 2018 with a change in the law making it compulsory for owners to have their dog microchipped...
Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Environment ministers launch first ever British-Irish Invasive Species Week

The Isle of Man is taking part in Invasive Species Week 2018 which marks the first time all eight members of the British-Irish Council (BIC) have come...
Monday, 26 March 2018

Event aims to highlight risk of non-native species in Island’s waters

A free information evening is seeking to increase public awareness about the risks posed by invasive non-native species in the Island’s fresh water and...
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Latest fishery prosecution highlights zero tolerance approach

The latest prosecution for illegal fishing in Manx waters sends a strong signal of the Isle of Man’s zero tolerance approach to violations of its fishery...
Wednesday, 21 March 2018

School lights the way for ‘earth hour’

An Isle of Man school is marking Earth Hour (24 March) in a unique way – by turning used plastic milk cartons into lanterns. Pupils and parents at Manor Park...
Thursday, 15 March 2018

Plans to extend habitat for rare grasshopper highlights Island’s unique biosphere

A small number of highland cattle are to be introduced to Langness with the aim of extending the habitat there for a rare species of grasshopper. The Langness...
Tuesday, 13 March 2018

School pupils plant 5,000th tree for community woodland’s 10th anniversary

Pupils from Henry Bloom Noble Primary School have planted the five-thousandth tree at the Children’s Wood within the Conrhenny Community Woodland in...
Friday, 9 March 2018

Changes proposed to commercial sea fishing licence fees

Changes are being proposed to licence fees for commercial fishing within the Isle of Man's territorial seas. Interested parties are being asked to give their...
Monday, 5 March 2018

Primary pupils explore perils of plastic

The perils posed by plastics are being explored by pupils at Victoria Road Primary School.  To recognise the harm plastics cause to marine life, Year 2...
Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Primary pupils’ plastics pledge

An Island primary school has plastics in its sights as it strives do its bit for the planet.  Pupils at Ashley Hill Primary have taken up the challenge to...
Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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