Update 23 March 2017:
A huge thank you to everyone who took part on Tuesday evening (21st March 2017) at the inaugural meeting of the Manx Nature 2050 Group, held at the wonderful Noa's Bakehouse in Douglas.
We had some great presentations from environmental and conservation organisations from across the island. Audience participation was terrific with some searching questions being asked.
More will follow, but for now here's an edited version of the presentation by Neil Morris, Managing Director of Manx BirdLife:
(Turn your speakers on and your volume up!)
Original invitation 13 March 2017:
In short, do we need a stronger voice and a bigger, better vision for Manx nature?
Join us at Noa Bakehouse for an evening's convivial discussion and debate on the state of the island's wildlife and wild places. Share with us your views on the need to better safeguard our natural heritage for future generations. What are your hopes, fears and concerns? What more do you feel needs to be done, or do you think that Manx nature is in good health and in safe hands? We'd love to know.
Where: Noa Bakehouse, Douglas IM1 2LJ
When: Tuesday 21st March, 1830 for a 1900 start
Participation is free, including a 'lite-bite' buffer supper from 1830.
Feel free to join our audience - or make your own presentation
You may wish simply to join the audience and listen to the discussion. But if you have specific or strong views, you might be interested in contributing a short presentation. We have a limited number of short presentation slots (maximum 10 slides in 3 minutes) available for participants.
Please let us know you can make it by emailing manxfaragher | at | yahoo | dot | com, or via the Manx Nature 2050 Facebook event page. And do tell us if you'd like to provide a short presentation. If you are uncertain of your availability, you are welcome to simply turn up at the door.
This event is jointly organised by the Society for the Preservation of the Manx Countryside and Environment, the Manx Wildlife Trust and Manx BirdLife.