Italian job is out of this world
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