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Montevideo, April 24th 2019 - 20:51 UTC

Tag: Yorke Bay Fallands

  • Friday, February 15th 2019 - 07:46 UTC

    Falklands using drones to create fine scale models of minefields

    One of the drones being used to map Stanley’s minefields (SAERI)

    The minefields around the Falkland Islands capital, Stanley, dating back to the South Atlantic conflict, have remained largely untouched for most of nearly 35 years, due to the restrictions in place around access to the minefields. Over this time, they have become a haven for Falkland’s wildlife.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 17:50 UTC

    The Falklands penguins that would not explode

    Yorke Bay is particularly difficult, since mines were placed on top of the sand dunes, but, over 35 years, the dunes have changed shape and shifted with the wind. (Pic Peter Gibbs)

    The Falklands and the efforts to clear minefields left by the Argentine invasion in 1982, which have become de facto nature reserves for penguins, will be aired on BBC Radio 4 under the heading of “Listen to Exploding Penguins”, presented by Peter Gibbs and produced by Matthew Teller. The presentation will be Tuesday 9 May at 15:30 UK time.

  • Saturday, September 5th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

    Falklands: recreational area next to Stanley could be cleared of Argentine mines after 33 years

    Prior to the Argentine invasion Yorke Bay was a recreation area for Stanley. It has been since fenced with barbed wire carrying ‘danger mines’ signs.

    A popular recreation area that has been out of bounds for over thirty three years for the people of the Falkland Islands, Yorke Bay, only a few miles away from the capital Stanley, because of the mines laid by the invading Argentine forces in 1982, could in a near future be cleared and again open to the public.