Isle of Man

 

JNCC works collaboratively with the Isle of Man primarily through the  Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Isle of Man Government.

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Sign up to the JNCC Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies bi-monthly bulletin to keep up to date with the work we are doing in the Isle of Man and all the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

 

Find out the latest news on environment in the Isle of Man from  the website of the Isle of Man Government.

 



 

Funded participation in International conferences/workshops

JNCC is able to support the OTs and CDs with  funding to attend international conferences and workshops.

 

3rd International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2012, 18th-22nd June 2012, at the Ozeaneum in Stralsund, Germany.

Fiona Gell (Senior Marine Biodiversity Officer for the Fisheries Directorate, Environment Department, Isle of Man) attended the conference hosted by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN) in co-operation with the German Oceanographic Museum (Deutsches Meeresmuseum).

Download Fiona's conference report (PDF, 128 kb)

Download the "Developing a Marine Nature Reserve for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries in the Isle of Man, British Isles" poster (PDF, 819 kb)

Download "Abstracts (Version: 2012-06-14) from the 3rd International Conference on Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe" (PDF, 1,414 kb)

 

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) 16. April 30th - May 5th 2012.

Liz Charter (Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Isle of Man) attended CBD SBSTTA 16 as a representative of the UK Overseas Territories, at the invitation of Defra to be part of the UK Delegation.

Download Liz''s conference report (PDF, 29 kb)

 

Other Areas of support and advice

JNCC also provides support and advice to Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies in a number of other areas at the request of the UKOT and CD governments. These areas include economic valuation, climate change, invasives species, accessing funding, and multilateral environmental agreements.

 

Blue Turtle Award

 

JNCC runs an annual Blue Turtle Award. People are encouraged to nominate Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies groups or individuals who are 'making a difference'.

 

More information

Amphibians and Reptiles of the UK OTs, CDs and SBAs: Species inventory and overview of conservation and research priorities by Paul Edgar of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.

Environmental Education resources on Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

2007 Environmental Economics in the Overseas Territories.

2006 Non-native species in the Overseas Territories a Review by Karen Varnham.

2005 Review of Ramsar sites in the UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies by Dr Mike Pienkowski.

 

 

 

Training and Research Programme Steering Group

The Isle of Man is a member of the Training and Research Programme Steering Group which drives the direction of the OT training and Research programme.

 

Research Priorities 2011

JNCC asks the OTs and CDs for information about their top 3 research priorities each year (via members of the OT and CD Training and Research Programme Steering Group. These priorities are used to inform a number of funding decisions including the JNCC Research Contributions.

 

Training

JNCC is  able to support the OTs and CDs with funding to attend environmental training courses.

 

  • 5 people from the Manx Wildlife Trust were funded to attend an ArcGIS conservation course from the 2nd-3rd August 2010.
  • 2 Seasearch Volunteers from the Isle of Man were funded to attend a Sea Search Surveyor Course in Plymouth from the 2nd to the 3rd April 2011.

 

 

Projects

Glen Roy © Manx Wildlife TrustInvestigation of ancient woodland on the Isle of ManBallure Glen © Manx Wildlife Trust

 

Brookdale Ravine © Manx Wildlife TrustJNCC contributed to a research project to investigate ancient woodland on the Isle of Man. The project was carried out by the Manx Wildlife Trust during the summer of 2012.

Download the project report (PDF, 1,910 kb).