19 Reasons why the Isle of Man is a UNESCO Biosphere region

The Isle of Man is the only nation in the world that has been awarded a Biosphere status by UNESCO as a truly special place for people and nature.
19 Reasons why the Isle of Man is a UNESCO Biosphere region

This means, on the Island we take care not only of nature and wildlife, but also our culture, heritage, and communities.

Through projects ranging from marine conservation to safeguarding our flora and fauna to enhancing space we live in, we also maintain and improve our lives in ways that respect and support our amazing environment.

The Isle of Man is a truly special place to live, read on to see why.

1. 40% of our Island is unoccupied, giving you space to breathe and take in the Manx air.

Isle of Man, UNESCO


2. And our Viking heritage has made us who we are today.

Viking heritage at Peel Castle


3. Our sunsets are amazing.

Sunset on the Isle of Man


4. Our waters are home to an array of marine life, including seals, dolphins and basking sharks.

Basking Shark and Seal, Isle of Man


5. We live in a place where nature and people coexist in harmony.

Cycling in the Isle of Man

6. And even our sheep love living here!

Sheep on the Isle of Man

Photo Credit: Anna Kerruish for IOM Biosphere


7. Where kayaking becomes the norm on a still Summer's evening.

Kayaking at the chasms on the Isle of Man


8. And you can see forever if you know where to go.

Fields on the Isle of Man


9. Just ask our four-legged friends!

Glen Maye, Isle of Man


10. The Island is beautiful in any season.

Autumn in the Isle of Man


11. Morning commutes across Douglas Promenade aren't too shabby either.

Douglas Promenade, Isle of Man


12. And in the evening you can return home to a sunset like this!

Bradda Head, Isle of Man


13. On weekends, you can enjoy Manx glens that are nothing short of magical!

Isle of Man Glens


14. And after work, you can surprise your loved one with an impromptu party on the beach.

Laxey, Isle of Man


15. Or spend a quiet evening under the stars!

Douglas Lighthouse, Isle of Man


16. Weekends consist of quality family time in the most stunning settings!

Isle of Man Beaches


17. And did we mention the sunsets? Free any day of the week!

Isle of Man


18. Whilst you can always be sure to catch something amazing on the Isle of Man...

Fairy house in Dhoon Glen, Isle of Man


19. It's the perfect place to be in the moment!

Calf of Man, Isle of Man


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Bradda Head, Isle of Man

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  • A Special Place to Live...

  • 86% of residents say they have an excellent quality of life
  • 14% higher average annual salary on the Isle of Man than the UK
  • Safest place to live in the British Isles
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