The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity and our staff do not have the training, or capacity, to assist with wildlife that is injured or in need of help.
On occasion you may get a little closer to our wild friends than you anticipated. It's important to know when they may just need to be left alone or if they might require a little assistance.
There is also no "Wildlife Hospital" on the Islands, as you may find or be used to on the Mainland; so make sure you know what options are available and what the best course of action is. Our local vet Heike is often able to assist or offer advice and can be contacted on 01720 423667 or alternatively check out the information below:
It is common to find baby birds and think that they are in need of help or have been abandoned but that may not be the caseRead more
When you find something stranded on the beach and it's alive...who you gonna call?
BDMLR is an organisation dedicated to the rescue and well being of all marine mammals in distress around the UK.Read more
Hedgehogs can be found on St Mary's and at certain times of the day/year they are quite active. What should you do if you come across one that appears unwell?Read more
When you find something stranded on the beach and it's dead....who you gonna call?
Not "Ghostbusters" but the Marine Strandings Network Hotline!Read more
Technically not "wild" but if they turn up in Scilly they often need a little bit of TLC and a helping hand to get home againRead more
During the Autumn and Winter months we often get calls regarding Seal pups on beaches, on both the uninhabited and inhabited Islands. It's really important that you know what to do and what not to do if you come across this iconic species.Read more