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Cruise ships 'could threaten' UNESCO status

Concern over bid to attract more vessels

An environmental campaigner says unbridled growth in sea tourism could cost the Isle of Man its unique conservation status.

Government is keen to expand the Island's appeal to cruise ship visitors, but concerns have been raised over the level of harmful emissions liners can create.

The Isle of Man was made a UNESCO Biosphere reserve in 2016 - the only entire nation in the world to earn the title.

But Pete Christian from Friends of the Earth says greater importance needs to be placed on the environment if that's to continue:

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