Skomer and Skokholm Islands open for visitor season

The Pembrokeshire sister islands of Skomer and Skokholm have reopened for the new visitor season.

They are world renowned for their seabird colonies and are managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

The latest count showed there was more than 22,000 puffins, 23,000 guillemots and 7,000 razorbills on Skomer, and together with Skokholm, an estimated 316,000 breeding pairs of Manx shearwaters - half of the world's total population.

The islands are also home to seals, dolphins, porpoises, rabbits, voles and birds of prey.

The wildlife trust relies on the work of volunteers to help manage the islands and monitor their wildlife.

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