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
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.
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.
A very successful day collecting and juicing apples for the children of St Agnes. Removing apples also helps get the island 'rat removal ready'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thirty people help get St Agnes 'rat removal ready', with islands, visitors and personnel from RNAS 824 squadron joining forces.
Volunteering sign-up day at St Mary's Library sees launch of the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project 'Seabird Ambassadors' programme to help secure the long-term future for Scilly's seabird heritage.
Bob Dawson joined the Isles of Scilly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team to talk about seabirds and how we made use of them in the Bronze Age