A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
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.
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.
Watch the project on BBC Countryfile from Sunday 20th April here
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.
Scillonian Wildlife Guide Paul Roberts tells Project Manager, Jaclyn Pearson why he loves showing the seabirds to the passengers on the ferry.
As part of the islands walking festival 'Walk Scilly', the seabird walks and talks have been a great success.
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.
Guide David Conway points out the wildlife to passengers onboard the ferry on Fridays, here is what they saw today!
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.
Before Biz (from WMIL) leaves the islands, she completes the biosecurity training for the local community.