A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Apr
04
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Theyr'e back! Manx shearwaters have been seen around the waters of Scilly, fresh from South America, and today the first one was heard calling from a burrow on St Agnes - welcome back home Manxies!

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Mar
31
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Each Friday from March to October our wonderful volunteer guides point out widlife to the passengers seen from onboard the Scillonian III Ferry. Thanks to David and Phil for this weeks report and Manx shearwaters are still heading back! 

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Mar
24
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Each Friday from March to October our wonderful volunteer guides point out widlife to the passengers seen from onboard the Scillonian III Ferry. Thanks to Brian Craven and Vivian Stratton for this first report from 2017. Manx shearwaters are heading back! 

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Mar
21
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Ed volunteers on Redonda - check out his hat! "The Redonda Restoration Programme, a conservation effort being carried out by Flora and Fauna International and the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) of Antigua with thanks to the funders and sponsors who help to make the work possible"

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Mar
14
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Today Jaclyn gave a talk to the students studying Wildlife Management and Conservation at Easton and Otley College. Listen to an interview with Course Leader Ben Grief and the students under 'audio'.

https://www.eastonotley.ac.uk/course-guide/conservation-and-countryside/higher-education/fdsc-wildlife-management-conservation/ 

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Mar
09
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Today Jaclyn gave a lunchtime 'Spotlight talk' to RSPB staff at the Lodge entitled 'Community power'.

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Feb
15
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Project officer Lydia and Titterton and Project Assistant Holly Paget Brown explain the winter rat monitoring work on other remote Scilly Islands managed by IoSWT 

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Feb
08
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Today a midlands school learnt all about the seabirds on their coast and even though they live in a land-locked county they can still help wildlife thrive.

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Feb
08
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At RSPB's Aylesbeare Common in Devon, RSPB staff and volunteers today learnt how to assist the legacy of the project through 'incursion response' if a rat returns to St Agnes and Gugh. 

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Jan
31
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Project Officer Lydia and Project Assistant Holly continue to collect rat data from Tresco, St Martin's and St Helen's. 

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Principal Funders

  • Eruopa
  • Natura 2000
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • DEFRA

Project Partners and Supporters

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s progamme for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.