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's Scillonian III ferry sailing was the first trip of the year where the projects live interpreter was onboard and they saw 8 puffins and 4 Manx Shearwaters! They are heading back to Scilly from their wintering grounds and it is good to have them back!

Our wildlife interpreter was delighted to see the seabirds returning and was able to explain to the passengers onboard how these seabirds have important migration routes to Scilly and how Scilly will provide a safer nesting environment this year on the islands of St Agnes and Gugh since the removal of rats from these islands this winter. We look forward to seeing the seabirds in Scillonian waters!

 

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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.