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
To keep St Agnes rat-free, rats are controlled on St Mary’s quay in order to reduce the likelihood of them finding their ways onto boats and being accidently transferred to St Agnes. For the past four years IOSSRP and IOSWT staff have maintained these stations on St Mary’s quay with access permissions.
As the project now draws to an end, Mervyn and Lee will now continue to maintain these 10 lockable permanent baiting boxes on St Mary's quay.
This is called securing a 'biosecurity pathway’, so huge thanks to Mervyn, Lee and Gemma Summerwill (Freight Manager) Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, for assisting to keep St Agnes and Gugh rat-free.
Jaclyn trains Lee (middle) and Mervyn (right)
visiting the islands, learnt about
the project and congratulated all the hard work.