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Montevideo, August 17th 2022 - 23:05 UTC

Tag: Darwin Plus Fund

  • Friday, August 5th 2022 - 08:54 UTC

    Falklands Conservation 2-year project to eliminate invasive species from New Island

    Phyl Rendell, commented: “Securing Darwin Plus funding to investigate the possible restoration program for New Island is a major step forward in the preservation of a key Falklands’ habitat”

    Falklands Conservation (FC) has announced the launching of its new Darwin Plus-funded project for long-term restoration work on New Island Nature Reserve. New Island is one of the remotest islands in the Falklands archipelago, which runs a wildlife reserve and centre for scientific research, expected to considerably improve with the appointment of a new Bio-security and Invasives Manager.

  • Tuesday, August 2nd 2022 - 09:02 UTC

    Falklands Conservation tracking Southern Right Whales

    The tracks of five whales tagged with the SPLASH location + depth tags, with expected lifespan of approximately three months

    As part of the Darwin Plus funded project (DPLUS126), Falklands Conservation are aiming to deploy up to 10 satellite tags on southern right whales during the winters of 2022 and 2023. The research questions for southern right whales mean that Falklands Conservation scientists will use two different types of tags:

  • Friday, July 22nd 2022 - 08:46 UTC

    Krill surveys in South Georgia conducted by fishery patrol MV Pharos SG

    The South Georgia fisheries patrol, Pharos SG. Credit: Martin Collins

    The second of six winter krill surveys in South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is underway. The first winter krill survey was completed successfully on board the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands fishery patrol vessel MV Pharos SG in May this year.

  • Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 19:38 UTC

    Funds for South Georgia habitat restoration program; third phase begins February

    The SGHT Habitat Restoration Project was started in 2011 and will cost around £7.5 million in total.

    The South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) has been awarded a quarter of a million pounds towards the final phase of the Habitat Restoration, or rodent eradication Project, reports South Georgia's Newsletter. The third phase of the several years program is scheduled to begin in February.