The Isle Martin Trust was delighted to be invited to join the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere’s latest project; their Supporter Charter. We look forward to further involvement and collective benefit.

Natasha, Coordinator of Wester Ross Biosphere explained
“The Covid pandemic has put new stresses on our daily lives, but it has also given us all the opportunity to slow down, think and plan for our futures. We are asking businesses and the Community Development organisations in Wester Ross to help us during the initial rollout stage in order to start piloting the project. There is no fee to be an official Supporter; only a commitment from businesses and groups to think about their own sustainability, now and/or plans for the future.
UNESCO Biospheres are places where businesses and communities actively collaborate, sharing ideas and good practice of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Working together to develop mutual understanding and for common purpose can help develop new ideas and better, more joined up ways of working, which themselves can better focus existing resources and attract additional resources.
The benefits include:
• opportunities to connect with the globally respected quality assurance of the UNESCO designation and associated Biosphere branding;
• synergies from knowledge sharing and collaboration
• marketing opportunities for sustainably produced products and sustainably managed environments
• added value to existing projects and international networks through which to share experiences and develop partnerships.”

August 2020