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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Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is the only local charity responsible for looking after the landscapes and historical sites of the islands. The Trust cares for 64 percent of the land, beaches and rocky foreshore that makes up Scilly (over 1700 hectares), including all of the uninhabited islands and most of the coastline of St Mary's, St Agnes, Bryher and St Martin's.

Our aims are to conserve and restore the landscapes and archaeological sites of Scilly whilst providing access and information to the public including keeping paths open, running events and activities and producing leaflets and interpretation boards. The Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees elected from its membership who provide the strategic direction for the development of the Trust. On a day-to-day basis the work of the Trust is delivered by a professional team of staff who are supported by a team of full-time volunteers from the mainland.  Local volunteers also help with various tasks when needed such as land management or professional ecological, maritime and legal advice.


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.