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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Boat users will noe see the new stickers asking that if anyone sees a rat or sign of a rat to call 01720 422153 to ‘rat on a rat’ and keep the islands of St Agnes and Gugh and the uninhabited islands rat-free.

Thanks to all the boat skippers for being our ‘eyes and ears’ and ensuring we keep these islands rat-free in order to protect our important seabirds.

John Peacock from St Agnes boating says; “I provide tours to the Western Rocks for visitors to see our seabirds. If this project does allow colonies of seabirds to flourish on St Agnes and Gugh, it will undoubtedly have huge benefits for the islands for future generations.”

John  Peacock,  St Agnes Boating 








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.