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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The Seabird Task Force volunteers alongside Dave and Johnny from WMIL spent the day on St Mary's assisting the IOS Wildlife Trust building bait boxes and bagging blocks of bait for the continued long-term monitoring on the uninhabited islands. The bait boxes are nest boxes that rats often use by preference so making reinvasion more detectable. As part of this important project , we will not only be ensuring 'rat-free' status on St Agnes and Gugh, but also we will continue to maintain the uninhabited islands as 'rat-free' too, a task the IOS Wildlife Trust have undertaken for over 10 years. Thanks to Alastair Wilson for the photographs.


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.