Manx Wildlife Week – Nature’s Value

Biosphere and Biodiversity

  • Date 21/04/2018 —
  • Time 10am - 4pm
  • Location Manx Museum, Douglas
  • Price Free event - please book a place.
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Join our partners DEFA who will host a day of talks from the groups, scientists and professionals that monitor everything from deep in the sea up to the top of Snaefell.

Saturday Morning:

Getting involved – Citizen Science and Volunteering

10.00 – Introduction from DEFA Minister Hon Geoffrey Boot

10.10 – Opening words from the Chief Minister Hon Howard Quayle

10.20 – Manx Wildlife Trust Biodiversity engagement project: Dr Tim Graham, MWT

10.35 – Become a Volunteer Bird Researcher: Louise Samson, DEFA

10.50 – Thirteen Years of Manx Basking Shark Watch Research in Ten Minutes!: Jackie Hall, Manx Basking Shark Watch

11.05 – The Manx Biodiversity Atlas Conservation and Citizen science: Dr Philippa Tomlinson, DEFA

11.20 – Studying seals on the Calf of Man: Dr Lara Howe, MWT

11.35 – Discussion and Q&A on volunteering and getting involved

11.55 – Lunch Break* (Lunch will not be provided)

Saturday Afternoon:

Biodiversity and Protected Areas I

12.40 – Ramsey Forest is saving woodland wildflowers: Andree Dubbeldam, MWT

12.55 – The Isle of Man Marine Protected Area Network: Peter Duncan, DEFA

13.10 – Counting Seabirds: the story of the 2017 Isle of Man Seabird Census: Neil Morris, Manx Birdlife

13.25 – Restoration bite by bite: grazing to reconnect Lesser mottled grasshoppers on Langness Dr Richard Selman, DEFA

13.40 – Discussion

13.55 – Break*

Biodiversity and Protected Areas II

14.35 – Biology and management of the Manx whelk fishery: Jack Emmerson, Bangor Universit, DEFA

14.50 – The Giant Deer: Laura McCoy, MNH

15.05 – Seasearch and volunteer divers: Tony Glen, Seasearch IoM

15.20 – An introduction to UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man: Jo Overty, DEFA

15.35 – General Discussion on Manx Biodiversity and conservation

15.50 – Closing remarks

16.00 – End

*Tea, Coffee and biscuits will provided


Your ticket allows you entry to all talks but you do not need to attend every session.

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