A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
The Isles of Scilly Special Protection Area (SPA) has been designated for the internationally important seabird populations that occur on the islands. Special Protection Areas and Special Areas of Conservation form the Natura 2000 network,which are the best places in the European Union (EU) countries for rare or vulnerable wildlife.
By 2011, the total number of Natura 2000 sites designated was 26,101, covering 949,910 ha. In the UK there were 898 covering 54,474 ha. Of this 17,683 ha was terrestrial, which amounts to 7.2% of the UK’s national area, the lowest of any participating country.
Manx Shearwater ©Nathan Fletcher