Watch our stunning puffins on Skomer Island Live
Many of us are facing unprecedented lock down and isolation in face of Covid 19.
The puffins on Skomer Island however are carrying on with life among the bluebells and campion on the islands. We want to share that experience with you.
Skomer Puffins On Camera
Why the Appeal?
All tourism activities have been suspended as a consequence of Covid-19. We earn nearly 50% of our income through tourism-related activities; cafes, shops, holiday accommodation and Skomer landings, and the lockdown comes at our busiest time of year which is disastrous!
For these reasons our WTSWW Board of Trustees has had to make a series of very rapid, difficult and far-reaching decisions.
- All our visitor centres are closed, as are Skomer and Skokholm Islands, although we need to keep the staff on the Islands to continue their essential conservation work.
- 40 WTSWW staff have been furloughed, leaving a small team of skeleton staff to continue with urgent tasks that have to be done to keep the Trust functioning as a business.
- We are only able to keep on two staff to carry out livestock and security checks across our suite of over 100 nature reserves. This drastic reduction in staffing will mean that all of our hard work to keep our nature reserves in the best condition for wildlife will fall behind and we will have a lot of work to do once the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
We need to raise funds to replace our lost income, and to ensure our Wildlife Trust has a future…. and is still here next year!
These really are worrying times and every donation does make a big difference.
Please help us ensure that wildlife has a future in south and West Wales by making a donation however big or small.
Skomer Island Manx Shearwater Burrow Cam
Watch all the action from our awesome Skomer Island Shearwater burrow camera
#ShelleyShearwater has revealed a beautiful egg. The egg normally incubates for approx. 51 days.
We are hoping to witness the arrival of a little fluffy chick around the 1st of July 2020! Watch this space…