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
Working with communities and visitors on the Isles of Scilly to protect their seabird heritage.
The islands are home to breeding populations of 13 species; approximately 20,000 birds in all. This includes both European Storm Petrel and Manx Shearwater, for which the UK has a global responsibility. Since 1983, however, the overall seabird population in Scilly has been in decline with an overall drop of about 25% by 2006 and a further drop by 2015.
The Project had three primary and inter-linked aims which were successfully achieved:
The project was run by a partnership of organisations; RSPB, the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, Natural England, the Duchy of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The project is also supported by the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.
‘Trouble in Paradise’, the Project Film by Matt Brierley
Manx shearwater surveys
St Agnes school actively involved in seabird conservation