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
Paul Dukes has visited the islands sinces the 60's and looks forward to Manx shearwaters returning to the numbers they were at in 1966.
Matt Tickner volunteered for the project this winter, would he recommend it?
The local news ‘ ITV West-Country’ came to report on the first day of baiting today. They flew to the islands on the first flight of the day to capture the excitement on this important day in the project. Watch it here http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2013-11-12/rats-threaten-scilly-isles-birds/
Michael McKee has visited St Agnes for many years and wishes the project well.
Community Heritage Volunteers and the Seabird Task Force received rodenticide training for the past two days.
The Seabird Task Force volunteers have been busy getting the islands 'rat-free ready' today.
Four of the ‘seabird task force volunteers’ arrived on the islands today ahead of the start of the delivery phase. They were all excited to part of the project and will be on St Agnes and Gugh baiting and monitoring rats for the next 6 months.
The seabird liaison group meeting was held at Trenoweth, St Marys. Members discussed the Seabird Recovery Project amongst other seabird conservation matters on the islands.
Over at St Agnes school, all 11 children won the £1million prize (hypothetically) when they played ‘Who Wants To Be a Birding Millionaire’ this week. Project Manager Jaclyn Pearson took the role of ITV’s Chris Tarrant with the dramatic sound clips from the show, a prize of chocolates and they even ‘phoned a friend’, phoning Doug Page, a local bird expert on St Agnes.
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.