Rainbow at Ballaugh © Anne Marie Kilagallon

We protect Manx wildlife by creating Living Landscapes, Living Seas and fostering a society where nature matters.

MWT is regulary asked to comment on a wide-range of issues that could affect our island's environment and wildlife. It has a number of detailed policy documents

For more information please contact MWT by phone: (01624) 844432 or by email: enquiries@manxwt.org.uk

You can view read and download a selection of MWT's policy documents below:

Herbicide Use on Reserves Policy [download full document] [PDF]

Extract:  Herbicides are designed to kill plants and are therefore potentially damaging to plants and animals. However, there are certain species of plant that have to be removed by law and others that present a difficulty for the successful management of the nature reserve and it may become necessary to adopt chemical control.

Renewable Energy Position Statement & Policy [download full document] [PDF]

Extract: The Manx Wildlife Trust acknowledges that renewable energy generation potentially has a key role in meeting the Island’s future energy needs in keeping with the government’s energy policy. Policy August 2013.

Reserve Acquisition Policy [download full document] [PDF]

Extract:  The Trust has agreed that management of land, as nature reserves are a key means for it to protect Manx wildlife.

The main role of nature reserves is the protection of semi-natural habitats and their flora and fauna. Some reserves also provide opportunities to demonstrate best conservation management practices and others to increase people’s appreciation and enjoyment of wildlife.

Single Use Carrier Bags (SUCBs) Policy [download full document] [PDF]

Extract: Reduction in the use of SUCBs should bring benefits to our natural environment, both through reduction in direct threat to wildlife and resident/visitor appreciation of a cleaner countryside.

Many other countries around the world, including all 4 UK countries, have decided to tackle the problem of SUCBs by introducing a compulsory charge to consumers. We would back a similar charge being introduced in the Isle of Man.