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
At RSPB's Aylesbeare Common in Devon, RSPB staff and volunteers today learnt how to assist the legacy of the project through 'incursion response' if a rat returns to St Agnes and Gugh.
These wonderful staff and volunteers are trained to arrive on the islands within 48 hours of a rat returning, to set up an incursion grid and carry out a removal operation. The resident volunteers on St Agnes have also undertaken incursion training on St Agnes, so are trained to respond within the first 24 hours, afterwards working with this mainland team during a month long response to keep the islands rat-free. Team work is always the best option, and they all have a mutual goal – to protect the seabirds!