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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Community talk – ‘After 2017 and beyond’

  • The event informed the community that the Isles of Scilly wildlife trust (IOSWT) and RSPB are committed to helping the community keep the islands rat-free
  • IOSWT will fundraise the potential  £1200 the project may need each year for ongoing maintenance costs, the RSPB will continue to manage the volunteers, deliver training and incursion response (through Cornwall Conservation Officer in Penzance).

The event was then an opportunity for the community to talk to each of the partnership team to discuss the transition from the project delivery phase to the legacy phase, and ask any questions or raise any concerns.

Thanks to everyone who attended, and to ‘Becky’s Scilly cakes’, ‘Coastguard Cafe’ and ‘St Agnes post office’ for supplying the refreshments. 



Sarah Mason, Isles of Scilly Chief Executive Officer explains their commitment post project


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Project Manager Jaclyn Pearson answers questions 


Project Supervisor, Paul St Pierre (far right) , explains his role as RSPB Cornwall Conservation Officer based in Penzance, and the RSB's commitment post project.





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.

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