Manx Biological Recording Partners who signed up to the Statement of Intent in 2010

IOM Government
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.
Manx Wildlife Trust
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
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.

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Manx BirdLife
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'.

Manx bat Group

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.

UK Seasearch
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 Manx Butterfly Conservation has a brand new website, please contact Garry Curtis for further information. Contact 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
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.
Dept of Infrastructure
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 mapping service, MANNGIS.
Liverpool University 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.
MSPCA 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.
Botanical Society of the British Isles

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.

Mammal Society 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.

Signing the statement of intent

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: