I am proud to annouce that Iain Turnbull Photography has just become a Supporter of the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere.
Biosphere Reserves (generally known as Biospheres in the UK) are designated under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme. They are often located in breath-taking landscapes, and so can be confused with statutory designations such as National Scenic Areas, or perhaps the better known World Heritage Sites. While conservation of natural and cultural heritage plays an integral role, Biospheres do not draw a hard line between people and nature. Rather, they consider that nature is always surrounded by people, and that people need nature to live. They explore how to connect people, nature and development in sustainable ways.
Wester Ross was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in April 2016 and promotes conservation and sustainable development. The Supporter Scheme was launched recently to develop links with local businesses and community groups. Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere Supporters are businesses, schools, communities and groups who already demonstrate a commitment to sustainable development, as well as those who want to do so. Supporters are required to demonstrate how they are contributing to action under three broad headings of Living, Learning and Legacy.
Further details about the Biosphere can be found at https://wrb.scot/ and information about the Supporter Scheme, including a download link to the application form or for online applications can be found at: https://wrb.scot/join-us/biosphere-charter
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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