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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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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Apr
04
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Theyr'e back! Manx shearwaters have been seen around the waters of Scilly, fresh from South America, and today the first one was heard calling from a burrow on St Agnes - welcome back home Manxies!

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Mar
31
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Each Friday from March to October our wonderful volunteer guides point out widlife to the passengers seen from onboard the Scillonian III Ferry. Thanks to David and Phil for this weeks report and Manx shearwaters are still heading back! 

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Mar
24
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Each Friday from March to October our wonderful volunteer guides point out widlife to the passengers seen from onboard the Scillonian III Ferry. Thanks to Brian Craven and Vivian Stratton for this first report from 2017. Manx shearwaters are heading back! 

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Mar
21
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Ed volunteers on Redonda - check out his hat! "The Redonda Restoration Programme, a conservation effort being carried out by Flora and Fauna International and the Environmental Awareness Group (EAG) of Antigua with thanks to the funders and sponsors who help to make the work possible"

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Mar
14
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Today Jaclyn gave a talk to the students studying Wildlife Management and Conservation at Easton and Otley College. Listen to an interview with Course Leader Ben Grief and the students under 'audio'.

https://www.eastonotley.ac.uk/course-guide/conservation-and-countryside/higher-education/fdsc-wildlife-management-conservation/ 

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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.