Catch up with what the Biosphere Reserve Team have been doing recently...

10th Anniversary

Celebrating 10 years since the designation of the Biosphere Reserve. The BR Partnership members are developing a programme of education, wildlife, community and other stakeholder events to celebrate this milestone.  The events will take place between November 2012 and 2013. Find out more in the next newsletter.

Giants in the Forest

All our 'Giants' have survived the wet weather and are looking good.  A storytelling event with schools later in the autumn will bring their story and that of the river Torridge and its surrounding farmland to life.  Please join the Giants in the Forest Facebook , share your photos and find out more about the project.

Office Move

The Biosphere and AONB teams have moved!
Our new address is:
Rooms 506 & 510
Civic Centre
North Walk
EX31 1EA

01271 388647


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Biosphere Communities Connect

The Biosphere Reserve Partnership awaits news from the Big Lottery about whether its £1m "Biosphere Communities Connect Project" bid will be successful. We expect to hear in September and if the news is good, the project will begin in October and will run for five years.  Find out more.

Life's Journey

Have your say on the interpretation plans for Fremington Quay Heritage Centre.  Tell us what you think

A Tramper mobility vehicle for Fremington Quay has been provided through the Life's Journey project. This will open up far more of the local environment to people with mobility difficulties.  Find out more.

International Interns Start Work

Two new interns have started work for the Biosphere Reserve.  Anne-Gaelle Contin (above) is from France and she is working on the Biodiversity Offsetting Strategy by using GIS to define the best places to restore or create each habitat.  Sara Vitali (below) from Italy is working to improve and promote sustainable tourism within the Biosphere Reserve area. 

Climate Change Art

Climate change art sails into Ilfracombe.   Find out more about Nowhere Island!
Confluence Project

Confluence success

Over 650 people attended the exhibition of Confluence artist's work and that of the participating schools at the Appledore Visual Arts Festival 7th to 10th June. Feedback about the project from the schools has been very positive and comments from visitors to the show are further testiment to the way that art can open doors on the natural environment.  "Interesting and something new that you don’t come across everyday. Bringing art and knowledge together" - Lizzy, Ewan and Louise from Northamptonshire

Pathfield's Success

The Biosphere supplied fruit trees for this excellent forest school and outdoor learning site in Barnstaple which was opened by the characters from the favourite children's book "The Gruffalo" (pictured with Matt Edworthy from the Biosphere Team). The site will be used by pupils from Pathfields but will also be available to other schools.  Read all about their latest success.

My Biosphere

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