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Thursday, June 30th 2016 - 15:15 UTC

Convention on Biological Diversity extended to the Falkland Islands

MLA Poole, Environment Portfolio-Holder, explained CBD allows the Islands to be part of an international club and learn from experience across member states.”

The United Kingdom ratification to the Convention on Biological Diversity was formally extended to the Falkland Islands on Wednesday (June 29). The CBD is an agreement on environmental management and best practice and originated from the 1992 Rio Conference on environment and development.

Tuesday, June 7th 2016 - 09:10 UTC

Nothing bogus about Continental Shelf claims

Argentine diplomat Osvaldo N Mársico

By Osvaldo N Mársico (Chairman of COPLA) (*) - In my capacity as the head of the COPLA National Committee on Argentina’s Continental Platform at the Foreign Ministry, I would like to refer to the letter of Professor Peter Willets published last Saturday (Mercopress) concerning the outer limit of the Argentine continental shelf and clarify some mistakes and misconceptions evident in Professors Willets’ letter.

Monday, May 30th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Chilean rescue of Shackleton's crew from Elephant Island marked at British residence

Defense Under-Secretary Marcos Robledo, Ambassador Fiona Clouder, and Foreign Affairs Secretary Heraldo Muñoz.

A networking reception was held in the British residence on Wednesday 25 May to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the rescue by the Chilean pilot Luis Pardo, of the Armada de Chile, of Ernest Shackleton’s crew from Elephant Island.

Friday, May 20th 2016 - 18:20 UTC

Shackleton Centenary Thanksgiving Service

HR The Prince Royal, patrol of the UK Antartic Heritage Trust is met by Dean of Westminister The Very Reberend Dr. John Hall

Tribute was paid to the courage and endurance of the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and his men at a centenary service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday, May 20th commemorating their survival in their Trans- Antarctic expedition.

Friday, May 13th 2016 - 16:44 UTC

IAATO celebrates 25th anniversary with record number or participants; Bob Simpson reappointed

“There was a great sense of unity and achievement in the room when the meeting closed”, said Bob Simpson, Chair of IAATO’s Executive Committee.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has concluded its 25th anniversary meeting in Newport, Rhode Island, USA with a record number of participating members. Sixty-nine members attended, agreeing on changes to membership structure and outcomes that strengthen the association’s ability to achieve its mission of promoting the practice of safe, environmentally responsible travel to the Antarctic.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 21:04 UTC

Antarctica visitors increase 4.6% in 2015/16; IAATO celebrates 25th anniversary

American and Australian visitors remained the most numerous, accounting for 35.5% and 11% of the total number of visitors.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) announced its tourism figures for the 2015-2016 Antarctic season on the first day of its 25th Anniversary Meeting in its home town of Newport, Rhode Island, USA.

Wednesday, January 27th 2016 - 07:26 UTC

Princess Ann meets Falkland Islanders on her round trip to South Georgia

The Princess during her visit to Fox Bay on West Falklands (Pic. GH)

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal paid her first visit to the Falkland Islands since 2009 this month as she passed through en route to her first official visit to South Georgia. Princess Anne is the Royal Patron of the South Georgia Heritage Trust.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016 - 03:51 UTC

Princess Anne in the Falkland Islands laid a wreath at Liberation Monument

Princess Anne with Falklands MLA Michael Poole during one of the morning ceremonies(Pic L. Watson)

Due to adverse weather, the timings for the two events which were due to take place in the Falkland Islands later this month on the occasion of the visit of HRH The Princess Royal Anne and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence took place on Tuesday in Stanley.

Tuesday, January 5th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

UK reply to Argentina: no yield on Falklands' right to choose their future

On Sunday Malcorra called for Falklands' return, arguing Argentine commitment to peaceful settlement of differences, international law and multilateralism.

Argentina's January 3rd. statement on the Falkland Islands dispute claiming sovereignty and calling for dialogue with the United Kingdom has received a low key but strong response from the Foreign Office, according to the Mail on line.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015 - 07:46 UTC

New five-year strategy for South Georgia emphasizes environment management

Close track at the way tourists and other visitors experience South Georgia to better support safe, sustainable and environmentally sensitive visits

The new five-year Strategy for South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands 2016-2020 was published on 27th November. The Strategy sets out an ambitious agenda to deliver the highest standards of environmental stewardship and governance for the British Overseas Territory, according to the latest South Georgia Newsletter.

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