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
The islands are home to breeding populations of 14 species; approximately 20,000 birds in all. This includes both storm petrel and Manx shearwater for which the UK has a global responsibility. Since 1983, however, populations have been in decline.
The project has a number of aims including reversing the recent drop in numbers by removing invasive rats from St Agnes and Gugh, maintaining the uninhabited seabird islands 'rat-free' and increasing the number of people actively involved in seabird conservation. The project seeks to encourage the islands to make the most of their natural environmental assets by enhancing access and visitor enjoyment, thus serving to boost local incomes at the same time as securing the future of seabirds on the archipelago.
Latest footage of Manx Shearwaters at night!
Five Islands School
Year 9 Music class, 'Nature in Music project'
Year 9 music class students created wonderful project videos. Watch the winning video here, and head to 'video and audio' to see the videos which were runners up.
First Place: Andy Erentraut and Jo Wright. Their inspirational video featured iconic project footage of seabirds and special places on the islands, with narration and text .
Puffin. Ed Marshall images
Take a seabird boat trip. Ed Marshall images
Coastal thrift. Ed Marshall images
We are looking for a range of people to become involved.
Seabird Ambassador - Community...
Seabird Ambassador - Live Interpreter...
Seabird Ambassador - Media Volunteer...