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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Today the project hosted a field trip for Cornwall College, Newquay Ecology and Conservation students. We heard a Manx shearwater call from a burrow on Penninis, St Marys' and learnt how although the chicks here are unlikely to fledge on St Mary’s due to predation by rats, just 1.8km over the water on St Agnes and Gugh, their future is much brighter. The students learnt all about the project, the ongoing ecological monitoring and how they themselves can assist our field work during their academic studies! 

Thanks to the group for their kind words of the project so far and we look forward to working with the returning students soon.

Listen to an interview with the group under PROJECT OVERVIEW/AUDIO/CORNWALL COLLEGE

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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.