VISION AND MISSION
In partnership with government, industry and the global community, Falklands Conservation will engage and empower the people of the Falkland Islands to take action with us to conserve biodiversity and manage landscapes and seascapes for the benefit of nature and people.
Partnering with the local and international community to conserve the Falkland Islands’ natural environment.
What we do
We are the largest membership based conservation charity in the Islands, since 1979. We work on behalf of our members and in partnership with the local and international community to conserve the Falklands natural environment through community outreach, practical conservation research and delivery.Find out more
We work in the following ways:
Understand and represent the Falklands community in Falklands Conservation’s programmes, including the junior membership, the Watch Group.
Effective conservation of habitats and species.
Influence decisions within society for the benefit of the natural environment.
Strengthening bio-security and invasive species policies and procedures, ensuring best practice for offshore and onshore developments, terrestrial habitat restoration and enhancing marine management.
In 2020 Falklands Conservation merged with the New Island Conservation Trust, who had been careful custodians of New Island for many years. New Island is a site of excellence for nature conservation and research, and the running of this incredible island is now overseen by Falklands Conservation (incorporating the New Island Conservation Trust).New Island
The project aims to better understand sei and southern right whales in the Falkland Islands, critical to developing effective conservation and management of whale populations, and ensuring their continued recovery from the whaling era. Here you can view the 2020 video WHALES OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS, produced alongside our research project.Find out more
Building for the Future
Fundraising for our new building campaign. Our vision is to construct a purpose built facility comprising of; a large environmental education hall, housing for the Falklands National Herbarium, and complimentary offices. If you would like to donate, please go to our donations page.
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#PenguinFactFriday Magellanic penguins breed in underground burrows; some are fairly shallow but others can reach 2m deep! This makes them tricky to survey as transect lines are walked and each individual burrow has to be inspected – as opposed to gentoo colonies, for example, which can be counted easily in-the-field and from aerial photographs. This is one reason for a fairly broad population estimate for this species in the Falklands; from 76,000 to 142,000 pairs (Woods and Woods, 1997)! . . . . #penguins #penguinsurvey #penguinconservation #magellanic #falklandspenguins