People on the Isle of Man are being given an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding about the importance of biodiversity.
A day of talks - Nature's Value – Biosphere and Biodiversity in the Isle of Man - will take place on Saturday, April 21st at the Manx Museum.
It's one of a series of events being held to mark Manx Wildlife Week which runs between the 21st and 29th.
Chief Minister Howard Quayle will open the event – there will be speakers from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Manx National Heritage, the Manx Wildlife Trust, Manx Birdlife and Isle of Man Seasearch.
MHK Martyn Perkins represents the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture – he says: "The public likely hears lots of talk about biodiversity in the Isle of Man and our UNESCO biosphere status.
"This event is a wonderful opportunity to find out more about what these phrases mean, why they're important and how they are fundamental to making the Isle of Man such a special place for people and for nature."
The event is free but pre-booking is required – you can click HERE.