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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Thanks for your ongoing support in keeping the islands rat-free! The group received training & advice in appropriate control and detection in the following years of the project; how to use chocolate wax and other monitoring tools at the correct distances across the islands; set up monitoring grids; how to tell the signs of rats (footprints/teeth marks) and how to carry out emergency baiting.

Thanks to community volunteers Johann Hicks, Chris Simmonds, Trish and John Peacock, Mat and Rebecca Crowe and Irina Mereniuc. Thanks also to team members Gemma and Rebecca.





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.