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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Dave Flumm, Cornwall Reserves Mananger explained, 

Biz provided a powerpoint presentation which summarised the IOSSRP work to date and what would be expected of us if an incursion of rats took place. Biz also left us with a “tool kit” and during the workshop we covered a wide range of issues from rodent identification, behaviour and ecology for the main species, options for targeting these and the reporting protocols to site inspection protocols, response and reporting protocols.

After the workshop, I spoke to the participants and all felt it had been very worthwhile and pitched at just the right level – in a very professional manner – and all now felt confident to be called upon if needed in the future.


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.