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Island bids for UNESCO status

Phil Gawne

The Isle of Man is bidding to gain global recognition as a special place to live, work and visit.

The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture wants it recognised as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation biosphere reserve.

If the Island achieved UNESCO status it would join a number of other sites including Ayers Rock in Australia, Yellowstone National Park in America and Mount Kenya in Africa.

Minister Phil Gawne says the Island is unique in being able to demonstrate how a diverse economy can flourish within a sustainable environment.

He says it’s not a farfetched dream:


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