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 were visited by both our MEP Julie Girling and MP Derek Thomas to showcase how we are protecting seabirds in the South west.

We explained all about our Manx shearwaters and storm petrels, and how Marine Protected Areas will safeguard their marine environment and removing rats safeguards their chicks on land. We were joined by community members Sam from Troytown farm, John Peacock from St Agnes boating and Cllr Richard McCarthy. Thank you for sparing time to visit the project, and thanks for bringing the good weather! 

 

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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.