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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Less windy conditions meant we could do a rabbit survey this evening. This is to understand the effects the removal of rats will have on other species of wildlife in the ecosystem.

The ‘other species of wildlife’ that we surveyed in 2013 prior to rat-removal, and will be surveying this year and next year post rat-removal, are rabbits, shrews, invertebrates, land birds and vegetation. We will therefore gain an understanding of the wider effects of rat removal.



Volunteer Liz Clements carrying out an evening rabbit transect using a high powered torch. 

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.