Isle of Man visitors helping to protect Manx wildlifeIn 2018, Island Escapes started a partnership with wildlife charity, Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT), and the relationship is showimng real benefits for local wildlife.
Each time a customer books holiday accommodation through www.islandescapes.im they have the option to donate £3 which goes directly to MWT to support their work protecting Manx wildlife for the future. In 2021 the amount donated was rounded up to £3k by Island Escapes. MWT have now marked their gratitude by awarding Island Escapes with a special plaque to say thank you.
Over the last 3 years, the funds raised by Island Escapes have been used by MWT to support the management of nature reserves, improve educational signage for visitors and maintain access and pathways. The synergy is obvious, as more and more people are choosing to take staycations and enjoy the amazing wildlife and beautiful natural environment that the Isle of Man has to offer. Both Island Escapes and MWT believe there is a strong future for ecotourism and sustainable tourism in Island.
Leigh Morris, Chief Executive of MWT said: “We are hugely grateful for all the financial support we get from our wonderful Island businesses but the relationship with Island Escapes is a special one. We both believe there is a strong and positive future for ecotourism and sustainable holidays in the Isle of Man and we can work together to make it a reality for the benefit of all.”
John Keggin, Managing Director of Island Escapes said: “Manx Wildlife Trust conduct important work in all sorts of ways including connecting people with nature. Island Escapes is a local business committed to tourism and our environment so the relationship with Manx Wildlife Trust has naturally gone from strength to strength as the business has developed through the generous support of our guests that choose to stay with us. It is an excellent partnership and I am looking forward to seeing this develop further throughout 2022 and beyond”.
Island Escapes Managing Director, John Keggin, talking about working with MWT