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The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust is Scilly’s only local, independent conservation charity with a small staff team, of eight, who are effectively custodians of these tiny Islands, Islets & rocks and we all feel privileged to call these special lumps of granite “home" - you too can help to protect and care for Scilly's exceptional natural environment by making a donation here. We look after more than 60% of the land mass (just under 2000 hectares), leased from the Duchy of Cornwall on a 99 year fully repairing and insuring lease; including the inhabited and uninhabited islands, both marine and terrestrial habitats; most of which are open and accessible for everyone to enjoy all year around (areas that are closed or restricted at certain times of the year are done so in order to minimise disturbance to our regionally, nationally and internationally important breeding seabird populations and also our breeding Atlantic grey seals.) The Trust is governed by a board of seven Trustees and on a day to day basis the work of the Trust is delivered by a dedicated island based staff team of eight. Yes, that’s 8 people looking after 1333 Gorse coated, Bracken and Bramble enveloped, Pittosporum encroaching football pitches (for those of you into sport)! Our team of three Rangers (Rob, Rhianna & Phil) and Head Ranger (Darren M) are “out in the field” in all weather’s completing the conservation, management and maintenance work set out in the Trust’s Management Plan and Work Programme; Communications Officer (Nikki) & Education Ranger (Darren H) are responsible for organising and delivering our action packed educational events and activities programme, for kids of all sizes; our newly appointed Seabird Ecologist (Vickie) is carrying out research and survey work across the Islands monitoring our breeding seabirds; CEO (Sarah) is primarily office based and does all the things expected of a CEO and much more, whilst ensuring that the charity is running smoothly and efficiently. In addition to the human element we have a small herd of Ruby Red Devon’s (Flake, Apple, Hettie, Moyana & April); their primary objective is to graze our headlands, coastal strips and wetland areas in line with our detailed conservation grazing programme. Between us we look after the "wild spaces" in Scilly, ensuring that those who live here and visit here can continue to experience the special nature of Scilly.

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2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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Trenoweth, St. Mary's, TR21 0NS

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