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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Sep
01
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Tonight the project featured on local news progammes BBC Spotlight and ITV West Country 

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Aug
28
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Our three Italian visitors today depart from the islands after an action packed three day visit to the islands. Thanks for visiting, we have learnt a lot and it has been a joy to host your visit. 

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Aug
27
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Today, Project Manager, Jaclyn Pearson gave a community talk to the residents of St Agnes and Gugh, thanking them for their support and work so far 

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Aug
26
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Today we welcomed Italians Giovanna, Massimo (Olbia Municipality/Tavolara Marine Protected Area) and Paolo, (associated beneficiary NEMO Ltd) to the islands.

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Aug
25
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This week there were Manx shearwaters aplenty including Balearic shearwaters, many other seabirds, minke whale, dolphins and jellyfish. 

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Aug
16
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Every Friday, Scillonian III wildlife guides board the ferry to point our wildlife to the passengers. This week they saw a barrel jellyfish, scoters, gannets, and of cause Manx shearwaters! 

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Aug
15
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Low tide meant three boats, a punt, life jackets and patience! But as always when we need to get work done between these islands, the volunteers are commited! 

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Aug
08
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Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust Rangers and volunteers were today trained how to undertake biosecurity measures, surveillence and incursion response to keep the islands free of rats. 

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Aug
05
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Welcome new IOSWT rangers - great to have you  on board! 

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Aug
04
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Project Manager, Jaclyn Pearson, is a bird ringer for the British Trust for Ornithology and tonight her and the project volunteers joined resident and visiting seabird bird ringers to undertake ringing of Manx Shearwaters and storm petrels at a 'constant effort site' which has been used for the past 5 years by ringer John Brown, St Mary's.

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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.