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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Oct
16
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Today the 'Seabird Technical Group' came together to have their annual meeting to continue to safeguard Scilly's seabirds.

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Oct
10
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Today the project staff and Isles of Scilly Wildife team and volunteers carried out a full beach clean of St Agnes and Gugh.  We collected over 50 rubbish bags of rubbish and other larger items including nets and plastic. Thanks to the Council of the the Isles of Scilly for supporting the costs of picking up the rubbish and disposing off it back on St Mary's.

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Oct
10
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Thanks to volunteer Lindsey Death for all her work over the last month! 

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Oct
10
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Each Friday, a Guide onboard the Scillonian III points out the wildife from the boat. This week there were many bird watchers onboard all keen to see some good seabirds, they werent disappointed! 

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Oct
09
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Today the project delivered 'Apple Day' on St Agnes. The children collected wind-fallen apples to remove them off the ground, thereby removing a food source from any potential rats if an incursion occurs. They juiced the apples (thanks to Mike Hicks, 28 miles) as part of a healthy snack and made bird feeders. 

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Oct
08
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We are very glad that the wheelie bins and 'Green Joannas' from the project continue to assist the community in managing their waste - a task they have been successfully achieving over the years - but as we all know, we need to ensure waste remains at a minimum, so if a rat does return, there is limited food for them to eat! 

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Oct
08
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Thanks to everyone who came along to the Turks Head last night to hear about the next phase of the  project

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Oct
07
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Today all 11 students at St Martins school took part in a seabird activity. 

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Oct
03
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Each Friday, a wildlife Guide points out wildlife to passengers onboard the boat.  This week there were plenty of gannets and even Bottlenose dolphins. Skuas, Med gulls, shearwaters.....

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Sep
29
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The project joind St Mary's Youth Hub on an evening wildlife adventure looking for nocturnal wildlife such as Manx shearwaters, shrews and moths!

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Principal Funders

  • Eruopa
  • Natura 2000
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • DEFRA

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.