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Tag: Volunteer Point

  • Tuesday, April 26th 2022 - 09:45 UTC

    World's Penguin Day, five of 18 species live in the Falkland Islands

    Magellanic, Rockhopper, Gentoo, King, and Macaroni penguins have rookeries in the Falklands

    April 25, marks World Penguin Day, an opportunity for many wildlife organizations to tout conservation efforts for these charismatic, amphibious birds. It’s nearly winter in the southern hemisphere, and April 25 coincides with Antarctic penguins’ annual northward march to the sea.

  • Monday, January 25th 2021 - 09:40 UTC

    Falklands' majestic King penguins at Volunteer Point

    Volunteer Point is a nature reserve of around 10,000 acres. Photo: Derek Pettersson

    STANLEY, Falkland Islands – The Falkland Islands have become a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Decades of good management and conversation policies have helped the different species to advance under this shield. One of those, emblematic, and identified to the image and spirit of the Falklands are penguins. Although not included in the Islands' crest they are virtually everywhere, souvenirs, stamps, badges, pictures, T shirts, and particularly in Volunteer Point, relatively close to Stanley, where the majestic King penguins enjoy a growing rookery, shared with their Gentoo and Magellanic cousins.

  • Wednesday, October 30th 2019 - 09:20 UTC

    Falklands wildlife and tourism promoted by French news agency

    Kings are just one of five penguin species in the Falklands, alongside the wacky-looking rockhoppers, gentoos, macaronis and the burrowing magellanics.

    Waddling up the beach in single file, their heads held high with an almost self-important demeanor, king penguins are a major draw in the Falkland Islands' tourism industry. Their fluffy brown chicks are nearly fearless of humans, meaning tourists at Volunteer Point, a peninsula on East Falkland Island might get almost close enough to touch one.

  • Tuesday, January 15th 2019 - 06:53 UTC

    Falklands in The New York Times list of Places to Visit

    The piece is illustrated with a photo of Southern Rockhopper penguins on the cliffs of Saunders Island in the Falklands

    On 9 January, The New York Times published a multimedia report with a list of 52 Places to visit in the world. In position 23 figures the Falkland Islands with the following description, emphasizing, “five kinds of penguins easier to reach”. The report is credited to Nell McShane Wulfhart.

  • Monday, September 17th 2018 - 08:37 UTC

    Falkland Islands Seven (and main) Wonders for Visitors: the spectacular wildlife

    King Penguins led the wonder list, having polled some 2.500 visitors from 30 different countries

    Perhaps fittingly the King Penguin was chosen as number one in the Falkland Islands Tourist Board’s (FITB) 7 Wonders of the Falklands survey. Over the last three months FITB has asked past and present visitors to the Islands, as well as residents, what they would consider to be their seven wonders.

  • Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 07:16 UTC

    Falklands Tourist Board presented the 2015 Tourism Awards, and the winners are...

    Hon. Mike Summers, MLA, H.E. the Governor, Mr. Colin Roberts and Tony Mason, Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board. MLA

    Tony Mason, Chief Executive Officer of the Falkland Islands Tourist and H.E. The Governor of the Falkland Islands, Mr. Colin Roberts, presented the 2015 tourism awards on 1st April 2015. It was also a successful finale for CEO Mason who now has an even more ambitious task with the Falkland Islands Tourist Board in the United Kingdom.

  • Friday, April 4th 2014 - 02:41 UTC

    “Falklands nuclear missiles turned out to be penguins”

    King Penguins ('nuclear missiles') in a beach near their rookery

    Falkland Islanders replied with a picture of King penguins to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez claims that the Falklands had become NATO's largest base in the South Atlantic and was equipped with missiles that could reach any of the region's countries, and also had “nuclear weapons”.

  • Friday, February 15th 2013 - 18:56 UTC

    Top UK trade and media birdwatchers aiming for Falkland Islands’ experience

    Tim Appleton revealed Bleaker Island as this has always been on his radar as well as the steamer duck

    The Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) will be hosting some of the UK’s top bird watchers at the end of this month, on a trip led by Tim Appleton, cofounder and organiser of the prestigious British Birdwatching Fair.