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Lundy Island’s seabird renaissance: Soaring populations and conservation triumph

Lundy Island’s wild bird populations are experiencing a remarkable resurgence, with 40,000 rare seabirds flourishing, according to the RSPB. Home to 95% of England’s breeding Manx Shearwaters, once on the brink of extinction, their numbers have soared from 600 in 2001 to over 25,000.

Puffin numbers have surged from 13 in 2000 to an impressive 1,335 in 2023. Successful collaboration between Natural England, Landmark Trust, and the National Trust, coupled with rat eradication in 2006, has attracted new arrivals like Storm Petrels. Advocates are now pushing for Lundy’s designation as a Special Protection Area to further safeguard seabirds.

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Source: bbc.com

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