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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We stopped for a little break to have a look at this amazing lichen on one of the cairns on Gugh. It is Golden hair lichen which is believed to be very ancient and may have remained unchanged for millions of years!

For more information about lichens head to www.ios-widlifetrusts.org.uk 

Could the abundance of lichens change since the removal of rats? 


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.