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 (2021-2024)
As part of the Government’s Agricultural Transition Plan, Defra launched the ‘Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme’ in 2021. This funding is available until 2024 to support farmers and other land managers in in National Parks or AONBs to make improvements to the natural environment and improve public access on their land. The funding can help towards projects that 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 Council of the Isles of Scilly is administering the programme, on behalf of the Isles of Scilly AONB Partnership.