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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Jun
22
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Members of the Volunteer Ranger team assisted the project this week by camping and getting stuck into all the field survey work. The project is learning about the wider effects the removal of rats may have had on other species; rabbits, shrews, insects, plants and land birds.  

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Jun
22
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Every Friday a project 'wildlife guide' onboard the Scillonain points out the wildife seen from the boat - Manxies ahoy! 

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Jun
19
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As part of this months ecological monitoring of wider species (rabbits, shrews, insects, plants, land birds) across St Agnes, Gugh and and a control site on Bryher, we are working towards an understanding of the wider effects of the rat removal work. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who assisted in soaring temperatures, it was fab weather even without shade!

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Jun
19
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Survey on Bryher and a little walk to Tresco in the lunch hour!

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Jun
19
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Guide Dave Curtis pointed out the seabirds and other marine life to the passengers travelling on te Scillonian today - a great trip!

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Jun
13
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Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust volunteers are busy analysing pitfall contents today. This is part of the work the priject is doing to understand the wider impacts fo the rat removal on other species of wildlife.  

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Jun
12
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The project delivered a seabird wallk on St Martins today to visiting school St Just Primary school. 

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Jun
11
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As part of the project, we are running guided walks to have a 'date with nature' on Tresco. We discuss the project whilst introducing visitors to the seabirds and land birds on Tresco.  

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Jun
08
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Today Dr Vickie Heaney, Jaclyn Pearson and volunteers Norman Harris and Emma Eberlein carried out a Lesser black-backed gull survey on Gugh. 

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Jun
07
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This Saturday we had a bonus Scillonian guide trip! A guide (Dave Flumm today) points out the wildlife to the passengers onboard the Scillonian III 

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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.