Network of local land-based surveyors 

Upcoming workshops for 2017

Saturday 13th May. Port St Mary Town Hall, West Room 14:00-17:00

Sunday 21st May. Sulby Community Centre 14:00-17:00

Are you a wildlife enthusiast? Would you like to develop new skills whilst assisting with the ongoing conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Manx waters? We are looking for eager nature lovers to join our team of local land-based surveyors for the second year of our Manx Lottery funded project. The workshop will cover species identification and training in how to conduct a land-based survey. 
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the field, find a new relaxing hobby and meet like minded people. 
Attendance is free but donations are extremely welcome. 
Booking is essential, please email education@mwdw.net or phone Jen 393496.

In spring 2016 we embarked on a new project with funding from the Manx Lottery Trust to develop a network of local land-based surveyors. We ran 3 training courses in May 2016 and trained a total of 55 people in species identification and survey methods. As expected, out of these 55, a small number of truely dedicated people are actively conducting surveys for us and have so far recorded Risso’s dolphins, Minke whales and Harbour porpoise.

See our Land-based survey page to find out why this type of research is so important

Minke whale off Marine drive, seen by land-based surveyor Mike Kelly