Falklands Conservation is a non-governmental organisation working to protect the wildlife in the Falkland Islands for future generations. We undertake practical conservation projects, surveys and scientific studies, conduct annual monitoring of seabird populations, rehabilitate oiled penguins, publish guides and information on many aspects of the Falkland Islands environment, and involve Islanders of all ages in our activities. We rely on donations and public support to carry out our work.
Falklands Conservation is 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.
We are a small team, with 8 staff based at our head office in Stanley running our main conservation efforts, and 1 staff member based in our UK office. We rely on a number of volunteers and Trustees both in the UK and in the Falklands. They are all vitally important in enabling us to undertake our work.
Falklands Conservation has been working to protect the wildlife of the Falklands for over 30 years. The organisation has worked to protect sensitive and important sites for wildlife; 22 Important Bird Areas have been designated along with 16 Important Plant Areas
None of our work would be possible without our members, corporate supporters and penguin adopters, who support our important conservation work with generous donations, ideas, advice, and their belief in the work we undertake.
Whilst visiting the Falkland Islands, Sir Peter Scott and other naturalists decided to set up a UK registered charity, The Falkland Islands Foundation, to protect the Islands’ wildlife and its historic wrecks.