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Montevideo, June 30th 2022 - 22:48 UTC

Tag: Falklands Conservation

  • Monday, May 16th 2022 - 01:16 UTC

    Falklands prepares for the Big Plastic Count, starting next week

    Plastic waste is even more important issue in the Falklands than the UK, as it is not able to be recycled. This means the majority of plastic ends up in landfill.

    Next week (16th-22nd May), Falkland Islands residents should consider taking part in Falkland Conservation’s Big Plastic Count. Inspired by Greenpeace's plastic count in the UK, Falklands Conservation are launching an island-wide survey with the aim of recording all plastic used by Falklands residents in just one week.

  • Tuesday, April 26th 2022 - 09:48 UTC

    Falklands' inshore waters globally recognized as Key Biodiversity Areas

    The inshore waters of the Falkland Islands are important breeding grounds for numerous seabird populations. Photo: Falklands Conservation

    A Falklands Conservation project has identified the Falklands Islands’ inshore waters as globally recognized Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) for breeding seabirds, driving forward their aim for quality marine management practices in the Islands.

  • Monday, May 17th 2021 - 21:01 UTC

    Falklands waters: A haven for Sei whales

    Sei whales, which typically inhabit offshore, deep-water areas, are still classified as endangered on the International Union for Conservation’s Red List of Threatened species

    The coastal waters of the Falkland Islands have been confirmed as a Key Biodiversity Area for Sei whales, the first of its kind in the world. The announcement comes after five years of surveys carried out in Falklands waters by Falklands Conservation.

  • Tuesday, January 19th 2021 - 09:10 UTC

    Falklands Conservation advises on penguins’ 'catastrophic' moulting period

    Penguins come ashore to moult over a 3-4 week period; they are unable to go to sea to feed and sometimes restricted to their water intake. Photo: John Buckingham

    Unlike all other birds, penguins go through what is called a “catastrophic” moult. For the penguin, it is probably as bad as it sounds. Falklands Conservation recalls that every penguin must moult once a year, normally between December to March, by drastically shedding all their feathers and re-growing new feathers in one go – hence the “catastrophic”.

  • Wednesday, September 16th 2020 - 07:00 UTC

    Islands' Bits and Bobs

    An Intra-Island Invasive Species and Biosecurity Protocol was considered by the Falkland Islands' Environmental Commmittee on September 3.

    As a result of Covid-19 impacts and restrictions the Falkland Islands' Department of Agriculture has redirected surplus funds towards a salary for a third Agricultural Advisor. Director of Natural Resources Andrea Clausen told the Agricultural Advisory Committee that the move had been made in light of the high workload on the current Advisors, particularly with the need to support the investigation of Responsible Wool Handling and of businesses managing a future of lower wool and red meat prices due to uncertainties in the world market, the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit.

  • Friday, November 8th 2019 - 09:55 UTC

    Falklands frustrated over future environmental funding after Brexit

    Lord Gardiner of Kimble provided scant reassurance that environmental funding lost by Brexit would be covered by UK government

    Falklands Conservation has expressed frustration on future environmental funding pledged by London once United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union.

  • Wednesday, November 6th 2019 - 12:50 UTC

    IAATO has suspended One Ocean Expeditions; Falklands' call of “Resolute” cruise cancelled

    Cruise vessel “Resolute” was due in the Falkland Islands on October 22 but the call was cancelled. The company “is now in a difficult period of restructuring.”

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has essentially suspended One Ocean Expeditions’ (OOE) membership in the group, according to a statement sent to members and obtained by Cruise Industry News. One Ocean’s future continues to raise a question mark as departures are cancelled and the RCGS Resolute continues to sit in Buenos Aires.

  • Friday, March 22nd 2019 - 09:00 UTC

    The Falkland Islands states its position: Preparing for Brexit

    MLAs have had two objectives: to secure continued tariff and quota free trade with the EU27 and UK, and to ensure Falklands are as prepared as possible for any Brexit scenario

    On 23 June 2016, the people of the UK and Gibraltar voted by a majority to leave the European Union (EU). In this article the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) sets out what work has taken place since the referendum to prepare the Falkland Islands for Brexit.

  • Tuesday, April 26th 2016 - 07:51 UTC

    Penguin Day, April 25; Falklands one of the great penguin capitals

    The majestic King penguins at Volunteer Point

    April 25 is one of two days dedicated to the adorable, waddling birds. April 25 is World Penguin Day while January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day.In addition to two penguin days, there are believed to be 17 penguin species, ranging from the Little Blue Penguin to the mighty Emperor Penguin. And several of these are threatened by climate change.

  • Wednesday, March 9th 2016 - 06:47 UTC

    Falklands celebrates “Tussac Tuesday”, one of the most valuable native plants

    Falkland Islanders celebrate the conservation plant program (Pic Falklands Conservation)

    In rare coincidence with the International Women´s Day, the Falkland Islands celebrated ”Tussac Tuesday'', the Poa flabellata grass, one of the most valuable native plants to farmers and wildlife in the Islands. It is palatable all year round and can provide good supplementary forage for cattle, horses and sheep.

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