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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Project Officer Lydia and Project Assistant Holly continue to collect rat data from Tresco, St Martin's and St Helen's. On these islands we want to understand more about rats preference for monitoring tools (which flavour wax they prefer, so far each islands rats have different tastes, but chocolate is often a winner) and which style of monitoring box they are least and most wary of. This phase of the filed work will end in March when the Manx shearwaters return to their burrows. 

 

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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.