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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Manx shearwaters and storm petrels have not bred on Rathlin since the 1990's, so a rat removal project would hopefully restore these populations. Jaclyn met with RSPB wardens and residents to discuss the work of the Isles of Scilly Project so far. Thanks to your hospitality for the day and a restoration project to protect the amazing breeding colonies of thousands of seabirds on the Rathlin cliffs would certainly be a worth-while project for the community and visitors in the future. 




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.