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The North Devon UNESCO Biosphere is an important meeting place of rich natural and cultural heritage in a stunning, diverse landscape in the heart of South West England. From the red deer of Dartmoor, along our meandering rivers, past historic coastal communities, to the diversity of our marine environment stretching beyond Lundy Island.

Crow Point (North Devon Biosphere Team)
Crow Point (North Devon Biosphere Team)

Our biosphere provides an open forum for bringing people together with their natural surroundings - to empower them to unlock their potential, and using their local and scientific knowledge to model solutions for sustainable living. Through positive action, we create practical solutions to realise a low carbon society, and address the climate/nature emergency.

Beaver (North Devon Biosphere Team)
Beaver (North Devon Biosphere Team)

The Biosphere Partnership has been successful in implementing projects that have cleaned up our water, supported our tourism, farming, fishing and forestry industries and supported the schools, universities and colleges. It has helped thousands of people take great enjoyment in the countryside and generally contributed to the wellbeing of the people in northern Devon. It has literally brought millions of pounds into the area.

North Devon is also a vibrant landscape for scientific research, with close relationships with multiple world-class academic institutions. For example, we hosted two of the four ‘Pioneer’ programmes that underpin the UK’s Government’s new 25 Year Environment Plan, helping to create a framework for sustainable land management. One current research project, Smart Biosphere, seeks to implement an environmental intelligence platform at a catchment scale, using remote IoT sensors, big data and machine learning to improve agricultural practices, reduce pollution and sequester carbon.

We are running a number of exciting projects through 2022 and beyond, and invite you to take a look at our website northdevonbiosphere.org.uk

If you are interested in future career opportunities, we’d love to hear from you jobs@biospherefoundation.co.uk

Twitter: @NDevonBiosphere

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Posted On: 08/02/2022

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