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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Oct
25
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The seabird liaison group meeting was held at Trenoweth, St Marys. Members discussed the Seabird Recovery Project amongst other seabird conservation matters on the islands.

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Oct
24
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Over at St Agnes school, all 11 children won the £1million prize (hypothetically) when they played ‘Who Wants To Be a Birding Millionaire’ this week. Project Manager Jaclyn Pearson took the role of ITV’s Chris Tarrant with the dramatic sound clips from the show, a prize of chocolates and they even ‘phoned a friend’, phoning Doug Page, a local bird expert on St Agnes. 

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Oct
22
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Project manager Jaclyn Pearson and Elizabeth Bell  gave the morning assembly to 100 secondary school children at St Marys Five Islands School. Biz spoke about the important work here and other island restoration projects she has led all over the world.

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Oct
21
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Wildlife charities have welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) swift action to ban ships across the world from discharging all forms of high viscosity polyisobutylene (PIB) into the sea during tank cleaning operations. PIB was the chemical responsible for the deaths of over 4000 seabirds on the south west coast earlier this year.

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Oct
21
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A very successful day collecting and juicing apples for the children of St Agnes. Removing apples also helps get the island 'rat removal ready'.

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Oct
19
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The remaining two  team leaders (John and Dave) from Wildlife Management International (WMIL) arrived on St Agnes today.. Their first day was spent exploring the island and orientating themselves around the fields, sheds and equipment.

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Oct
10
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In the glorious autumn weather, October 10th was the final day of the ecological monitoring by the project staff and the survey team from Spalding Associates (Environmental) Ltd. 

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Sep
18
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Thank you to local business St Agnes Boating for supporting our volunteer live interpreter Darren Mason onboard the ‘Wildlife Safari trips to Annet and the Western Rocks’ this year.

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Sep
10
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Remarkable numbers of Manx shearwaters have been seen from mid-June through to the end of July. We think this must be linked to good food availability this year, with numbers of breeding birds swelled by visiting non-breeding birds - Manx shearwaters don't start to breed until 4 years of age.

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Sep
04
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Thirty people help get St Agnes 'rat removal ready', with islands, visitors and personnel from RNAS 824 squadron joining forces.

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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.