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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Thanks to all the volunteers who assisted the Project over the five-year period, we couldn't have done it without you! 

Now the project is in the legacy phase (Project end December 2017), St Agnes community members are registered as 'Seabird Heritage Volunteers' carrying out biosecurity checks to keep the islands rat-free. The Partnership continues to support ongoing biosecuity, thanks to Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust for fundraising to support ongoing costs. The RSPB will support an incursion team to assist any necessary incursion response. RSPB staff and volunteers will come to carry out baiting for a month. 

We continue to thank all the volunteers who are keeping the islands rat-free to protect important seabirds. 

Volunteers carrying out a beach clean

Volunteer Lindsey assists with community biosecurity training 

Principal Funders

  • Eruopa
  • Natura 2000
  • Heritage Lottery Fund

Project Partners and Supporters

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s progamme 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.