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Video praises Biosphere partners’ Covid efforts

Biosphere Isle of Man partners have been praised for the role they played in the Island’s response to Covid-19.

UNESCO named the Island as a Biosphere site back in 2016, after recognising it as a ‘special place to live, work and visit'.

Since then, more than 200 Island organisations have signed the Biosphere pledge and committed to make a positive environmental impact.

In a video message, Geoffrey Boot MHK, Minister for Environment, Food and Agriculture, says: ‘Biosphere partners played a vital role in the Island’s response to Covid.’

The Minister adds: ‘It has been an incredibly difficult year but one that has again demonstrated the Island’s strong sense of community - which is one of the key reasons UNESCO recognised the Island as a Biosphere.

‘During lockdown and beyond, our partners kept us safe, maintained services, adapted what they delivered, ensured we were fed, supported our community, connected us with nature, and raised morale.

‘Covid-19 altered life for us all and instead of our UNESCO Biosphere Awards this year, we wanted to share a video to thank all our partners for honouring their Biosphere Pledge to work together for a sustainable future. Thank you!’

The 2021 UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Awards will be launched in June.

Visit www.biosphere.im for more information.

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