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
Soap blocks and chocolate wax will help identify any sign of remaining rats that are avoiding bait stations.
Seabird Task Force volunteers spent the day on St Mary's building rat bait boxes for the continued baiting on the off-islands in order to continue their 'rat-free' status.
Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust’s Conservation warden, Darren Hart and volunteer Darren Mason both received training from WMIL team leaders today.
After the first week of assisting the project, the full team of volunteers have been explaining why they are happy to be part of the project.
The Seabird Recovery Project supported the annual bonfire night in St Agnes this year. Wildlife Management International provided fireworks and sparklers, food and refreshments. The adults enjoyed the fireworks as much as the children.
Picture by Alastair Wilson
Paul Dukes has visited the islands sinces the 60's and looks forward to Manx shearwaters returning to the numbers they were at in 1966.
Matt Tickner volunteered for the project this winter, would he recommend it?
The local news ‘ ITV West-Country’ came to report on the first day of baiting today. They flew to the islands on the first flight of the day to capture the excitement on this important day in the project. Watch it here http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2013-11-12/rats-threaten-scilly-isles-birds/
Michael McKee has visited St Agnes for many years and wishes the project well.
Community Heritage Volunteers and the Seabird Task Force received rodenticide training for the past two days.