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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The Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project five-year delivery phase has now completed and moved into the legacy-phase with the community, and project partners continuing to keep the islands rat - free into the future. Due to vigilance and tight procedures a potential rat incursion on St Agnes was prevented last week. A single animal was seen leaving on the Lyonesse Lady freight boat. Checks were carried out and there have been no further signs of rats.  The project team are working to revise biosecurity protocol when moving goods between the islands.

Jaclyn is now leaving Scilly to start a new role as Assistant Project Manager for the Lord Howe Rodent Eradication Project, Lord Howe Australia. This new project is similar to that of St Ages and Gugh, removing rats to protect seabirds and other wildlife. Jaclyn will be back in Scilly next summer to continue to share island restoration techniques.

Thanks to everyone who has been involved in the project, and here's to the future of rat -free St Agnes and Gugh! 

 

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Principal Funders

Project Partners

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s program 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.