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 we welcomed Italians Giovanna, Massimo (Olbia Municipality/Tavolara Marine Protected Area) and Paolo, (associated beneficiary NEMO Ltd) to the islands. They are carrying out a LIFE Project “Protection of main world's population of Puffinus yelkouan and eradication of invasive alien species" . The main part of the project is to remove the rats from Tavolara Island (600 ha), north coast Sardina, which hosts 50% of the P. yelkouan global population. They particularly wanted to learn about the biosecurity measures we have implemented.

As part of their visit we have had an action packed first day with visits to the permanent monitoring stations, the recent surveilllence grid, the Manx shearwaters burrows, speaking to members of the community , project partners Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust Rangers and project volunteers. 



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.