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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Coldest day of the year

On the coldest day of the year so far (yes, it actually snowed in Scilly today!), Project Manager Jaclyn Pearson headed over to St Agnes to give residents an update on the project. There were afternoon sessions for farm tenants and the school and then two evening talks for the wider community. Thanks to Richard McCarthy for making the arrangements and to the Turk’s Head pub for playing host in the evening.

It was great to have representatives from so many households come along to hear that the project is about to get underway and what they can do to support it over the next five years and beyond. Currently it’s a question of what preparation work needs to be undertaken to ensure the islands are in the best possible condition to carry out conservation work this winter. Important early ingredients will be the removal of rat habitat and food sources, the storage of hay on pallets and the securing of rat-proof feed bins and composters.

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.