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 the project was visited by the islands AONB, Joint Advisory Group partners and funders (LIFE) as they came to see the great work of the project so far. WMIL Team Leader Dave Boyle, Seabird Force Volunteers Tegan Newman and Alastair Wilson and Project Manager Jaclyn Pearson led the tour. The group visited the bait stations and learnt about the monitoring phase of the project we have now entered. We visited local farmer Tim Hicks and learned from members of the community about the positive affect this project is having on the islands. We finished the afternoon with a visit to the St Agnes School base where the children showed the group the card they had made and sent to a school in Argentina to wish the Manx shearwaters (spending Christmas off the coast of Argentina) a Merry Christmas (Feliz Navidad). The children a delightful Christmas carol and we all felt very festive. Thanks to all involved in helping making the afternoon as great event. 

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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.