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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Presenter Mike Dilger, Jo and Steve from BBC Inside Out have been filming the project this week. We did not see any Manx shearwater chicks, but thats because they have migrated to South America, we just missed them! We had lots of other things to film though, including the Scilly shrews with St Agnes school which are also benefiting from the removal of the rats. Thanks to the school, the community and all the volunteers who made the day and half of filming possible. Thanks also to the BBC team, we look forward to finding out when it will be on the telly.





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.