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 delivered a field trip to Cornwall College, New quay. Second Year students from Marine and Zoology Conservation Courses learnt about invasive species and how the project is protecting our important seabirds. 

Thanks to all the students who joined us. We heard Manx shearwaters calling back from burrows, and saw many other species which may be benefiting from the removal of rats including caterpillars -  which linked back to being a supportive food source to the cuckoo we heard on Gugh! As part of their courses they learn about ongoing biosecurity on islands and now they know  how we do it with an important tool – chocolate wax! 

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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.