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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Members of the community who previously did not have a wheelie bin or composter if they needed them have received them today. As part of keeping the island rat-free; wheelie bins with secure lids are used to store rubbish until collection; composters are used to reduce household rubbish and islanders have received advice on how to compost and look for rat sign around the bins. 


Islander Harry Legg with Seabird Task Force Volunteers Jack and Lewis. Photo Alastair Photography 

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.