THE Isle of Man charity Beach Buddies says it is “honoured and privileged” to be included on the new online streaming website Waterbear, as a founder member, alongside some of the world’s biggest environment groups.
A video covering the story of Beach Buddies is included on the Waterbear website which was officially launched on December 1st, and includes a major interview with Prince Harry and his concerns about climate change. The interview has made media headlines around the world.
The Manx charity is one of 80 organisations described as being “on a mission to save our planet.” Major environmental and wildlife groups featured on the Waterbear site include World Wildlife Fund, National Geographic, and the United Nations, together with numerous specialist wildlife and environment documentary film makers.
“This really is a major honour and a privilege for Beach Buddies,” said founder Bill Dale. “To be on the Waterbear website on the launch day is an honour in itself, but when you look at some of the huge environment and wildlife names then this places us alongside the best in the world.
“We look on this as a significant international endorsement for Beach Buddies and the Isle of Man. We are absolutely delighted to be included as part of the Waterbear network.”
Filming of the Beach Buddies’ Waterbear documentary took place on the Isle of Man during 2019, following an earlier visit to the Island in 2018 by Ellen Windemuth, founder of the Waterbear Network, based in Holland.
A spokesman for Waterbear said, “Never before has a collection of leading organisations teamed up to create a coalition of this kind.”
Waterbear allows online viewers to stream award-winning films and documentaries anytime, anywhere. The diverse content covers topics from climate action and biodiversity to community, circularity and much more.
The added bonus for all organisations featured on the website is the ability for viewers to make donations, volunteer, sign petitions, share and engage with issues that matter to viewers most.