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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The winter rat removal operation has been completed. We now enter the exciting phase of the project ensuring the islands remain ‘rat-free’. Permanent stations housing monitoring tools will stay across the islands of St Agnes and Gugh, and the community next week begin training in how to spot rat sign, how to report it and how to prevent incursion. The workshops will run for the next 2 weeks. 



Seabird Task Force volunteers collecting and storing the wire from the 1000 bait stations 

Principal Funders

Project Partners

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s program 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.