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 saw the start of the winter programme to ensure the uninhabited islands on Scilly which are a refuge for seabirds, are kept rat-free. 

The team of rangers and volunteers split into three teams, heading to the St Helens group of islands. They set up monitoring and bait stations on Tean, St Helans and Northwethal. The weather was not ideal for the first day of operations -but they are a hardy bunch and the sun came out slightly on the boat trip back home! 

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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.