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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We decided the best way to celebrate Natura 2000 day was to carry out youth activities for the islands children. We took Blue class from Five Islands school to visit the seabirds (and puffins!) on a boat trip. Blue class were the lucky class as they wrote to Project Manager, Jaclyn Pearson an email to say how much they wanted to see and learn about seabirds as they were learning about habitats and lifecycles in their class. After seeing 12 species of seabirds, we joined St Agnes school for a picnic at the Agnes Island hall, and told them all about our trip, in return they told us about the project on St Agnes and Gugh and how they are monitoring for shrews and  checking rat monitoring stations. We were then lucky to meet Probus school, Truro who were visiting St Agnes and tell them all about Natura 2000 Day too!
Tomorrow we are finishing our activity with a morning class with the nursery class at Five islands school, we are going to sing a song and get artistic!
Throughout the activities we did the 'butterfly sign' - this sign shows we support protecting wildlife in the Natura 2000 sites, we have uploaded our pictures to their website http://www.lifecommunity.eu/events/natura-2000-day-on-the-isles-of-scilly/
Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate and support our amazing  Natura 2000 sites! 

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.