The new ‘Explore the Isle of Man’ section offers a much easier way to discover our nature reserves as well as information on where to see whales, dolphins, basking sharks, seals, seabirds and how to explore the Island’s unique wildlife habitats. There is even an opportunity to enjoy a timeless video of Reserve Officer, Tricia’s, popular orchid walk around the flagship Close Sartfield nature reserve in the Ballaugh Curraghs during the brief annual display of these beautiful and endangered flowers.
mwt.im offers lots of ways for people to engage with nature at home with advice on wildlife gardening, educational activities, and the huge range of ways in which people can help nature through volunteering with MWT. There are also lots of citizen science projects to get involved with including butterfly counts, hedgehog surveys, nurdle hunts and keeping an eye out for invasive non-native species.
Manx Wildlife Trust Marketing and Membership Manager, Graham Makepeace-Warne said, ‘We are extremely proud to be launching our new website, mwt.im, today. It represents a great deal of work by the whole team at MWT over the last couple of years. The recent COVID-19 epidemic illustrated just how important online resources are. Throughout lockdown, our Biodiversity and Education Officer, Dawn, along with others at MWT, produced a vast range of interesting and educational videos for people to enjoy which are combined with fun activities and useful spotting sheets.’ He continued, ‘Engaging with people, both in the Isle of Man and across the British Isles, about Manx wildlife and encouraging them to connect more strongly with nature is a crucial part of our remit. We hope our new online resource will really help people to connect better with wildlife and the wonderful natural environment in the Isle of Man and make choices that support Manx wildlife for the future’.