Some 220 Manx shearwaters were rescued in West Wales by RSPCA Cymru last week, following stormy weather conditions – and the public are being urged to be on the look-out for more.

The new figure follows an initial rescue operation on Newgale beach, where some 144 of the seabirds were saved following a mass landing.

Rescue efforts continued – with a further 50 seabirds rescued from Pembrokeshire’s Druidstone beach, in addition to many more on Tenby’s beaches, and some found … Continue reading…

Two seabirds who had been blown off course have been rescued from landlocked Nottingham – 80 miles away from the coast.

The Manx shearwaters were found in different locations in the city – one in the Dunkirk area of the city and the other in the Mapperley Park area.

Both were lethargic but uninjured. It is thought they had become exhausted as a result of being blown off course.

They have now been transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife … Continue reading…

More than 140 Manx shearwaters have today been rescued from Newgale beach, after the seabirds were caught up in difficult weather conditions. 

It is thought there was a mass landing of the birds on the Pembrokeshire beach, following storms during the early hours of Monday (11 September).

The majority of the seabirds – some 134 – were rescued by the RSPCA, with ten thought to have been collected by other agencies. All 144 Manx shearwaters will now be taken into … Continue reading…

22.10.13

We and other wildlife charities have welcomed the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) swift action to ban ships across the world from discharging all forms of high viscosity polyisobutylene (PIB) into the sea during tank cleaning operations. PIB was the chemical responsible for the deaths of over 4,000 seabirds on the south west coast earlier this year.

The tragedy, the largest marine pollution incident of its kind in the region since Torrey Canyon, shocked thousands of people.

At a meeting … Continue reading…