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 children from St Agnes school visited ink tunnels, chocolate wax and soap blocks on the way to 'Nags head' to see what animals signs there are on the islands. They found no rat sign (these tools are in place to detect any rats), but learnt how to identify rabbit teeth marks, shrew teeth marks, and lots of shrew footprints! Thanks to 'Seabird task force volunteers' Sarah Havery and Jack Roper who delivered the activity which the children thoroughly enjoyed and explained 'we have seen lots of signs of lovely Scilly shrews!'. 


Picture Jack Roper. 

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.