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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Big thanks to Karen Lunan, our LIFE Funding Monitor for visiting the project this week. 

Karen had a whistle-stop tour of the project, including assisting a very early land-bird survey to see the ecological monitoring work we are carrying out for the wider species.  She joined Project officer at the Manx shearwater burrows to understand more about how we survey our target species, and learnt how this year members of the community will be learning more about how they can monitor seabirds on 'their patch' post project. Thanks to the community members  who spoke to Karen about what the project meant to them, and thanks to Volunteer Coordinator John Peacock who met with us to talk about the 'after life plan’ of the project and gave further details about how the community aim to keep the islands rat-free for a long time to come. 




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.