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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May
31
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Today the team carried out a survey of the seabirds on Annet. Thanks to Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust for permissions to carry out the survey work, St Agnes Boating and volunteers Liz, Richard and Mark for joining the survey team.  

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May
16
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May
12
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This week Guides Dave and Dave saw Manxies and seabirds galore! It was raining but did not dampen the passengers spirits! 

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May
03
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Today Project Officer Vickie Heaney led a team to carry out a seabird survey on Annet. Thanks to Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, St Agnes boating andf volunteers Liz, Richard and Mark.

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Apr
22
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This weekend we were delighted to have been asked to give a talk at RSPB weekend at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham 

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Apr
20
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This evening Project Officer Lydia Titterton and Project Assistant Holly Paget-Brown gave inspirational talk to the U3A on Scilly. 

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Apr
14
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Today we were joined by journalist Mark Rowe, National Geographic Traveller, and his lovely family. Writing a feature on Scilly for the annual National Geographic Traveller Family issue they joined us at the Manx shearwater burrows. 

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Apr
14
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Over the past 48 hours we have carried out a ‘mock rat incursion response’ to test our protocols for removing rats if, and when, one returns to St Agnes or Gugh.

Thank you to everyone involved. If and when a rat gets back we all feel confident that this robust incursion plan combined with its resources, will have a high probability of returning the islands to, and maintaining them as, ‘rat-free’.   

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Apr
14
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Each Friday RSPB volunteers onboard the Scillonian III Ferry point out the widlife seen to the passengers. This week Manxies, gannets and bottlenose  dolphins! 

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Apr
07
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This week Guides Dave and Dave saw lots of seabirds, dolphins and porpoises from the ferry, and on the islands - the Purple Heron at Lower Moors! 

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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.