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
In the great weekend this weather the team set up over 100 monitoring stations and revisited the IOSWT bait stations to check the island is rat-free after the winter operation.
The uninhabited island of Annet is a really important island for breeding seabirds and indeed one of the reasons that St Agnes and Gugh were selected for rat removal was that they will now act as a front line of defence for Annet . The team need to be certain though that Annet is rat-free after the winter. There was no rat sign in the bait stations on the island (which have been maintained on the island by IOSWT for over 10 years), but the team set up monitoring tools (chocolate wax blocks) as another method of detection and they will collect these back in in 10 days time, then we will be confident that Annet is rat-free.