Ital­ian job is out of this world

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

The re­gion’s bio­sphere is to be rep­re­sented on a global stage next week at a ma­jor event in Italy.

The spe­cially-des­ig­nated Gal­loway and South­ern Ayr­shire UNESCO Bio­sphere – a first for Scot­land – recog­nises a way of liv­ing and work­ing that ben­e­fits peo­ple and na­ture through con­ser­va­tion, learn­ing and de­vel­op­ment.

Emily Tay­lor, the bio­sphere’s nat­u­ral her­itage of­fi­cer from Dum­fries’Crich­ton Car­bon Cen­tre, will high­light its work and achieve­ments at the Man and Bio­sphere World Youth Fo­rum in the Po Delta Bio­sphere Re­serve.

She will be ac­com­pa­nied by Daisy Why­tock from the East Ayr­shire Coal­field En­vi­ron­ment Ini­tia­tive. At­tend­ing a week-long se­ries of site vis­its, work­shops and events they will share ex­pe­ri­ences of how bio­spheres around the world are cop­ing with cli­mate change and mak­ing the most of their nat­u­ral as­sets for tourism and other land-based in­dus­tries.

Rar­ing to go Emily is set for her Ital­ian trip next week

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