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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We are very glad that the wheelie bins and 'Green Joannas' from the project continue to assist the community in managing their waste - a task they have been successfully achieving over the years - but as we all know, we need to ensure waste remains at a minimum, so if a rat does return, there is limited food for them to eat! 

Volunteer Lindsey Death was also handing out crib sheets and 'shrew monitoring packs' to each household. These crib sheets will help everyone to learn the difference between shrew and rat droppings. They can also place chocolate wax around any mystery droppings to monitor for shrews or rats (they will gnaw the wax and leave teeth marks which we can identify). The community will do this if we think that it is highly likely that the suspicious sign is a shrew, if we are less certain the team will continue to put out a full monitoring grid. 

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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.