Isle of Wight Biosphere

The Isle of Wight received Biosphere reserve status from UNESCO in June 2019.

The Isle of Wight Biosphere Reserve is home to 140,000 inhabitants, making it the second most populous island in northern Europe.

The Island is developing eco-tourism and working with universities and institutions to foster environmental innovation and attract new investment, and testing new measures for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Below are articles which refer to the Biosphere.

Isle of Wight Mardi Gras to promote Biosphere Island in 2019

biosphere island

Next year's Mardi Gras Carnival will be supporting the Isle of Wight's bid for the Island to become a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Monday, 5th November, 2018 8:23am

By Tracy Underwood with 7 readers' comments

Heritage Open Days celebrated in Sandown from Browns to the Battery

Learning about Palmerston Forts with AONB Culver Cliff beyond

A fantastic weekend was had by all, with volunteers and organisations all chipping in to celebrate Sandown's heritage.

Wednesday, 26th September, 2018 9:00am

By Claire Hector

New two-year project aims to ‘Lift the Lid on Island Culture’

lift the lid launch at hullabaloo

A two-year project that aims to reignite a sense of pride and passion in cultural heritage on the Isle of Wight was launched earlier this year. OnTheWight has more detail.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 9:07am

By Sally Perry

Major environmental initiatives launched at Isle of Wight council’s Environmental Conference

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The Isle of Wight Council launched two major environmental initiatives at the Environmental Conference held in Cowes on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 27th June, 2018 12:57pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments