Conservation Programmes on Caldey Island
Soay sheep, a very hardy animal well-suited to a sometimes harsh island environment, and listed as being at risk by the Rare Breed Survival Trust, have now arrived on Caldey. Additions to the flock will be arriving soon to join them in making their home on the luscious pastures in the western sector of the island and providing a valuable contribution to the continued existence of this rare breed.
Other successful introductions:
We have recently introduced several species to the island, such as Black Swans, English and French Partridges, and Golden Pheasants. All seem to be happy and thriving. Other species, such as the Woodcock which is on the RSPB UK Conservation Status Red List, and Peregrine Falcons, have also made a home here.