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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Apr
23
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Today the Council of the Isles of Scilly Children’s Services ‘Holiday Club’ joined the project and learnt how to identify and protect our seabirds. 

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Apr
22
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The University of Exeter Year 2 Biological Sciences students today took part in a filed trip to learn about the project and island restoration in South West England.  

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Apr
22
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Watch the project on BBC Countryfile from Sunday 20th April  here

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Apr
22
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The project’s ‘Seabird leaflets’ have so far been a great success. Visitors are using them to identify and learn about which seabirds they are seeing on their way over to the islands from the Scillonian III ferry and then when walking or boating around the islands. 

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Apr
18
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Scillonian Wildlife Guide Paul Roberts tells Project Manager, Jaclyn Pearson why he loves showing the seabirds to the passengers on the ferry.

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Apr
17
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As part of the islands walking festival 'Walk Scilly', the seabird walks and talks have been a great success.

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Apr
11
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Biz Bell delivered biosecurity training to the RSPB team on the mainland in the RSPB office, so if there is an incursion they can assist the repsonse and support the local community on the islands. 

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Apr
11
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Guide David Conway points out the wildlife to passengers onboard the ferry on Fridays, here is what they saw today!

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Apr
10
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Project says 'thankyou' to WMIL and we will see you in 2 years when they return in 2 years to carry out a final check to see if the islands of St Agnes and Gugh are rat-free. Its over to the project staff, IOSWT and the islanders to work together to keep the island rat-free. 

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Apr
08
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Before Biz (from WMIL) leaves the islands, she completes the biosecurity  training for the local community.  

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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.