Thursday, 2 March 2017

Biosecurity Update

The Wildlife Trust has asked us to publicise the Biosecurity measures for visits to Skokholm and Skomer again - a sort of annual reminder before the visiting season starts.

Its quite simple - PLEASE make sure that all your bags and boxes are securely packed before you set out for the islands and that everything is well sealed so that rodents cannot possibly gain access before you arrive at Martin Haven  or indeed if you leave your bags and boxes on the rocks or beach for even a few moments.

We appreciate that the risk is quite small but the consequences of a (possible pregnant) rat gaining access to the islands is HUGE.  If you notice someone's baggage is not secure please ask them to check it before they set out as otherwise they could be asked to empty it on the boat or when they get to the island.

Thanks to all who take this responsibility seriously - it is a serious issue.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Skokholm on ITV

On Tuesday 7 February 2017, Skokholm will be featured on:

Tales from the Coast with Robson Green

From the ITV Press Centre...

"On Skokholm Island, Robson spends 24-hours living and working with its only human permanent inhabitants, wildlife wardens Giselle Eagle and Richard Brown, a couple who look after an incredible array of seabirds, including the largest concentration of Manx Shearwaters in the world.

On island life, Richard said: “It’s not for everyone, but a life living somewhere so beautiful, 100 mile-per-hour winds and you hear it screaming outside, and just seeing how life survives in those sorts of conditions.”

Monday, 5 December 2016

Pembrokeshire Life

This monthly magazine has an interesting article about the Skomer Guillemots in the December edition.  Written by Professor Tim Birkhead, who has studied the birds on Skomer for over 40 years, it is worth getting hold of if you can.