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Extinct

‘Extinct,’ the new temporary exhibition in partnership with Manx Wildlife Trust, has now opened at the Manx Museum.

  • Date Exhibition runs until 31 May 2022 31/05/2022
  • Time 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Location Cabinet of Curiosities, Manx Museum, Douglas
  • Price Free exhibition

‘Extinct,’ the new temporary exhibition in partnership with Manx Wildlife Trust, has now opened at the Manx Museum, which follows on from the recent publication of Birds of Conservation Concern Isle of Man by Manx BirdLife and the forthcoming publication of Plants of Conservation Concern Isle of Man by MWT.
There are many species that have become locally extinct on the Isle of Man, particularly birds and plants, and this trend is not slowing down. Some may ask how these absences impact our day-to-day lives, why this matters, but as we are becoming increasingly aware, the complexity and variety of our environment is what sustains us; if you knock out enough of the bricks the wall will come tumbling down.
These disappearances are symptomatic of a difficult state of affairs, reflecting that the global biodiversity crisis is impacting our Island and that islands are particularly sensitive to changes in management and climate.
The more protected, understood and supported our environment is, the better it is able to withstand and buffer us from the global shifts that are to come.

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