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Isle of Man nature

Nature - Series 3: 6. Calf of Man

BBC radio 4 has a couple of rather nice documentaries on the Isle of Man on demand at the moment. The first one pays a visit to the Calf of Man, a  rugged island to the south of the Isle of Man to look at Manx Shearwaters. The second is on the plan by the The Isle of Man government to designate an area of their coastline as a marine nature reserve, protecting invaluable habitats and species. Enjoy.

Wallabies on the Isle of Man

WILD LIFE: Ballaugh Curraghs wallaby, photographed by Rob Evans

Although the famous Peak District wallabies were wiped out by harsh winters in the 1990s, there are still several wild populations of wallabies in the British Isles, the largest of which is probably today on the Isle of Man which is home to a breeding colony of around 100 red-necked wallabies. These Manx wallabies have steadily increased in numbers since a pair escaped from a Wildlife Park some years ago. Continue reading Wallabies on the Isle of Man