Catch up with what the Biopshere Reserve Team have been doing during July.....

'My Biosphere' site goes live

Our new photo-sharing website, ‘’ is launched.
Whether you live in North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve or are visiting, My Biosphere is the place to share your images of our wonderful, diverse and interesting Biosphere.  It is really easy to use and totally free. 
Anyone can upload images from their PC or Smart phone.  Share your photos and comment on images already posted at My Biosphere

Glow in the Dark

A glow worm survey along the Tarka Trail cycleway has been carried out to find out more about the location and numbers of this interesting and unusual creature. More.  Carry out a Glow Worm Survey or read the news article

Catchment Sensitive Farming

Due to stricter Bathing Water Standards, the third year of this project will concentrate on reducing pollution from agriculture in the catchments of Combe Martin, Ilfracombe Hele and Ilfracombe Capstone.  The work will involve running workshops and giving on-farm advice and a report all looking at how to reduce the risk of pollution getting into watercourses and ultimately ending up on the beach.

New Tarka Trail Routes

This new booklet has been produced to encourage walkers to venture further on to the Tarka Trail.  It is FREE and promotes 11 circular walks along easy to follow way-marked loops that take people off the beaten trackFind out how to get a copy.

New Defra Policy

A recent Government White Paper endorses the Biosphere Reserve approach. Read more.

Biosphere Business

Heritage Cob and Lime, which manufactures and retails lime products, has been awarded the North Devon Biosphere (UNESCO) Bronze award for the reduction of its environmental impact and its recycling activities.  Learn how you can  'Green your Business'.

Coastal Heaths

The second in a series of articles about the differenct habitats within North Devon's Biosphere Reserve can be found in the North Devon Journal this week.
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