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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Jul
23
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Shearwaters and much more seen during The Five Islands School Activities Week.

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May
31
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Annet is the jewel in Scilly's seabird crown. The annual survey in 2013 was co-ordinated by seabird biologist Dr. Vickie Heaney, and indicated mixed fortunes.

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Mar
31
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Wildlife Management International Ltd (WMIL), the firm that ran the feasibility study into rat removal from Scilly two years ago, has won the contract for undertaking the removal work itself.

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Mar
11
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On the coldest day of the year so far (yes, it actually snowed in Scilly today!), Project Manager Jaclyn Pearson headed over to St Agnes to give residents an update on the project. There were afternoon sessions for farm tenants and the school and then two evening talks for the wider community. Thanks to Richard McCarthy for making the arrangements and to the Turk’s Head pub for playing host in the evening.

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Mar
05
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An ecological survey team from Spalding Associates (Environmental) Ltd is establishing baseline information for vegetation, invertebrates, mammals and landbirds. This will involve four visits in May, June, July and September 2013. This work will be repeated by trained Project staff and volunteers in the two years after brown rat eradication to examine changes. Work is being carried out on St Agnes, Gugh and Bryher.

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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.