Seabird Surveys (2018-present) have been part funded by DEFRA through the Isles of Scilly AONB. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust continue seabird surveys and research, started in the 1970’s, to ensure regular all-island counts and data collected and reported on annually. Monitoring trends and threats facing our Seabirds.
Recycled Plastic Boardwalk
Recycled Plastic Boardwalk (2015-present) has been part funded by DEFRA through the Isles of Scilly AONB. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust has embarked on a project to replace all existing wooden boardwalk and bridges through our Island’s wetland sites with more enduring recycled plastic.
Archaeology and CAG
Archaeology and CAG (2015-present) has been part funded by DEFRA through the Isles of Scilly AONB. The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is working closely with Historic England to raise awareness of many of Scilly’s Archaeological features, through managed site clearance and supporting the Islands’ Community Archaeology Group volunteers clearing vegetation and restoring sites as features in the landscape for all to enjoy.
Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme (2021-present)
A new Farming in Protected Landscapes programme is being launched nationally by Defra, which will provide funding to help farmers and other land managers in England based in National Parks or AONBs to make improvements to the natural environment and improve public access on their land – the next step in the Government’s landmark plans for a renewed agriculture sector outside of the Common Agricultural Policy. The funding will go towards one-off projects to support nature recovery; improve public access; mitigate the impacts of climate change; provide opportunities for people to enjoy and understand the landscape; and support nature-friendly and sustainable farm businesses.
Projects could include creating habitats to support a variety of wildlife; providing new or easier public access opportunities; conserving historic features on a farm; or even action to reduce carbon emissions or use of plastics on farms.
The Isles of Scilly AONB Partnership is working with the host authority, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, to put together the funding programme for Scilly, including development of a local assessment panel. More details will be released shortly. In the meantime please email email@example.com (CIOS Environment & Sustainability Officer) if you have any queries.”