Manx Biological Recording Partners who signed up to the Statement of Intent in 2010
|The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) holds a wildlife records database and mapping system and develops biodiversity policy and strategy as well as building support and advocacy for wildlife issues. The Department endeavors to ensure the effective conservation of the Island's most scarce and important species of wild plants and animals and important habitats. The Fisheries Directorate river management team of DEFA has a wildlife page with information on wildlife of Manx watercourses, including brook lampreys Lampetra planeri.|
The Manx Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation charity on the Isle of Man, with concern for both terrestrial and marine environments. The MWT is one of the three main data providers to the Partnership Recorder6 database.
The MWT also runs the Manx Basking Shark Watch and the Wildflowers of Mann project.
Manx National Heritage (MNH) is the The National Heritage Agency of the Isle of Man Government. For many years, MNH has been the home of the Biological Records Centre for the Isle of Man, operating under the national Trust Service.
Manx BirdLife is a Manx bird conservation charity that uses an on-going programme of research to under-pin its conservation work. The purpose of the charity can be expressed as 'Working to conserve wild birds and their habitats on the Isle of Man, using research to identify priority species and using community engagement to secure support for and understanding of our work'.
The Manx Bat Group brings together volunteers from across the Isle of Man interested in the conservation of Manx bats. Affiliated to the UK Bat Conservation Trust.
||Seasearch Isle of Man is the local group of Seasearch which aims to gather information on seabed habitats and associated marine wildlife in Britain and Ireland through the participation of volunteer recreational divers.|
Manx Butterfly Conservation has a brand new website,
please contact Garry Curtis for further information.
Garry to join.
Manx Butterfly Conservation is a Network Partner with Butterfly Conservation Europe which is a country-level organisation across the continent.
||Manx Whale and Dolphin Watch surveys and records cetacean sightings around the Isle of Man and works in collaboration with theManx Wildlife Trust and the Sea Watch Foundation of the UK.|
||Department of Infrastructure
of the Isle of Man Government provides planning control,
development of the proposed National Heritage Areas,
conservation areas and the Island’s official national
|Centre for Manx Studies
teaches undergraduate and
postgraduate students and carries out archaeological,
cultural, environmental and historical research of
international significance on the Isle of Man.
|The MSPCA looks after a wide range of wild animals and birds, for example seagulls, swans, hedgehogs and baby seals, who have been nursed back to health and released into their natural habitat.|
The BSBI is the leading charitable voluntary organisation promoting the study and enjoyment of British and Irish flowering plants and stoneworts (vascular plants and charophytes). From its inception in 1836 it has welcomed both professional and amateur members. It aims to improve the understanding of British and Irish plants and to support and encourage research and conservation. Linda Moore is the BSBI recorder for the island.
|The Mammal Society for the study and conservation of all British Mammals. The local representative is Ed Pooley.|
||TheIsle of Man Natural History and Antiquarian Society seeks to promote its objectives by practical investigations in the field, by the furthering of cultural and documentary studies, with lectures, and the issue of publications for the benefit of the public.|
||The signing of the 'Statement of Intent' at the new headquarters of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture,Thie Slieau Whallian in 2010.|
Members of the Manx Biological Recording Partnership working group:
- Kate Hawkins, Manx National Heritage
- Liz Charter, Dept of Environment, Food and Agriculture
- Chris Sharpe, Manx BirdLife
- Ed Pooley, Mammal Society
- Stephen Jeffcoate, Manx Wildlife Trust
- Duncan Bridges, Manx Wildlife Trust
- Rodger Sleight, Manx Wildlife Trust
- Nick Pinder, Manx Bat Group
- Garry Curtis, Manx Butterfly Conservation
- Jenny Corran, MSPCA
- Tony Glen, Manx Seasearch
- Philippa Tomlinson, Partnership Database Manager