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"It's time we took nature seriously, and invested seriously"

Manx Wildlife Trust responds to IPBES report

The Manx Wildlife Trust says "it's time we took nature seriously, and invested seriously."

On-Island, the charity values nature in economic terms at £42million a year.

Those comments form part of a statement released by the organisation, following the publishing of a UN report on biodiversity and ecosystems on Monday (7 May).

Speaking on Perspective before the release of the report, CEO Tim Graham says urgency is now paramount:

The charity "hopes the Isle of Man community will get behind [them] and help put pressure on government."

On this week's #MRPerspective programme, Dr Richard Selman of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture and Tim Graham, CEO of Manx Wildlife Trust, discussed what's been coined an 'ecological crisis' ahead of the release of that Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report:

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