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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Stepping onto the quay at St Agnes in Late October, I quickly realised that an appreciation of the beauty of the islands would have to be postponed, as Biz whisked me off to assist with bait station installation on Gugh. An enjoyably busy ensuing fortnight seemed to flash past in no time at all, as the team prepared the way for commencement of baiting. I don’t think it was luck that I was able to join up with such a wonderfully committed group of people coming together for such a worthwhile cause; the project leaders, with all their accumulated experience, were very professional in their approach, blending impeccably with the team of volunteers to fashion a well-oiled machine that it was a pleasure to be a part of! Oh, and the Islands are lovely of course, as I soon foundout! Thinking of volunteering? – Well I’d certainly recommend it!

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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.