• The Great Scilly Spring Clean Success!

    Wednesday 9th March, 2016

    Great Scilly Spring Clean 2016 Poster

    Every year Scilly's business and residents get together to spruce up the Islands following the winter storms, and this year we've had our fair share; since Christmas we’ve had visits from Frank, Gertrude, Imogen and Jake. So the volunteers who turned out at the weekend for the Great Scilly Spring Clean 2016 definitely had their work cut out!

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  • Tean's Teeny Tiny Tenants

    Monday 22nd February, 2016

    Tean from Pednbrose ~ © BareFoot Photographer

    Tean may be one of Scilly's larger uninhabited Islands but she is home to some of Scilly's smallest, special non-human inhabitants. Find out why our Ranger Team have been on Tean over the past week, what they've been working on and why.....

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  • Seabirds prosper as local people and conservationists come together to make St Agnes and Gugh rat-free

    Wednesday 17th February, 2016

    Manx Shearwater Chick ~ © Nick Tomalin

    On Saturday 13 February St Agnes and Gugh in the Isles of Scilly have been declared officially rat-free after passing a thorough month-long inspection two years after the last signs of rat activity were spotted.

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  • Second wave of marine protection welcomed by The Wildlife Trusts

    Sunday 17th January, 2016

    Underwater Scilly ~  © Tim Allsop

    Today The Wildlife Trusts welcome the news that this Government is designating a second phase of 23 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). This historic move illustrates a renewed impetus to protect the seas around our shores. It follows on from the announcement of 27 MCZs in 2013 and is the second of three phases promised by the Government in order to fulfil the remit of the Marine and Coastal Access Act.

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  • Gugh to get the Star Treatment!

    Friday 8th January, 2016

    Bar from Gugh looking across Porth Conger ~ ©  BareFoot Photographer

    This coming week sees our Ranger Team leaving St Mary's and starting a tour of the Off-Islands in order to complete various pieces of work prior to the start of spring migration, nesting and visitor season. Their first port of call in this island-hopping schedule will be Gugh. To find out exactly what they'll be up to read on....

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  • Big Garden BirdWatch 2016

    Monday 4th January, 2016

    GoldFinch ~ © Ed Marshall

    The Big Garden Birdwatch is taking place on the 30th and 31st January this year; it started as a children’s activity in 1979, and the same simple format is still in use today. That means that 36 years worth of records have been collected for scientists to analyse! So why not join in? It's really simple and easy to do and only takes up an hour of your time!

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  • Tony Juniper becomes President of The Wildlife Trusts

    Friday 18th December, 2015

    Tony Juniper ~  © Eleanor Church

    Tony Juniper - campaigner, writer and well-known environmentalist – has been appointed President of The Wildlife Trusts.

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  • Outstanding News!

    Tuesday 1st December, 2015

    Sunrise at Higher Moors ~ © Ed Marshall

    Protection for AONB Funding confirmed in Autumn Statement.

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  • ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Qualifier Coming to Scilly in 2016!

    Friday 27th November, 2015

    From Gweal Hill, Bryher ~ © BareFoot Photographer

    The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is proud to have been one of the organisations involved in bringing this event to our Islands; our CEO Sarah Mason has been involved throughout the planning and preparation stages providing information and advice regarding the Swimrun route to ensure our wildlife is not adversely affected.

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  • Undersea Art Award ~ Applications for the 2016 award are now open!

    Friday 20th November, 2015

    Underwater ~ © Tim Allsop

    The search is on for an intrepid artist who would like to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves. The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists fund an Undersea Art Award which pays for an established artist to learn to dive and then to work underwater off the UK coast, recording the wildlife of the sea.

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