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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Members of the Volunteer Ranger team assisted the project this week by camping and getting stuck into all the field survey work. The project is learning about the wider effects the removal of rats may have had on other species; rabbits, shrews, insects, plants and land birds.  

From 6am starts carrying out land bird surveys to full day surveys carrying out sampling of the invertebrates, plants and shrews, to late eveniong rabbit surveys using a head torch - the team have worked really hard - thanks for all your work! 

 

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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.