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Penguin News

FC begins new restoration project on New Island

We have begun a two-year project to gather information on the best approach to managing invasive mammals on New Island

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Satellite tags successfully deployed on Sei whales

Dr. Caroline Weir talks about the first season of FC’s new Darwin-plus cetacean project

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Falkland Islands’ inshore waters have confirmed as Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) for nine seabird species! This, combined with last years’ KBA for the endangered sei whale, is a huge step forward for international recognition of the unique marine environment of the Falklands.

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Sanctuary Magazine

Falkland Islands – planting tussac

Capt. John Gajdus tells Sanctuary Magazine about his and his colleagues’ experience planting tussac with FC and Georgia Seafoods in September 21

Sanctuary Magazine

Livestock and the carbon stock of Falkland Islands’ whitegrass camps

Peatlands project officer, David, speaks to Sanctuary magazine about his work looking at peat-wetlands in the Falklands and its ability to hold significant carbon stores

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The Marine Biologist

Big Ocean, Big Opportunity, Big Responsibility

“Global standards of marine protection and management are needed to ensure that this unique environment persists” said FC’s Marine Conservation Officer, Emma Harte

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Penguin News

Conservation unimpressed by new port Environmental Impact Study

In response to the new port EIS, FC issued a formal written response to FIG and received feedback. The feedback focussed on FC’s broad accuracy and quality concerns yet other points raised were not responded to.

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Penguin News

Celebrate Seaweed

Following the relaunch of the Falkland Islands Big Seaweed Search, FC explain a bit more about what it’s all for

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FI Memorial Chapel Newsletter

Four Decades of Wildlife Conservation

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict, FC looks at the achievements the islands have made since then in the protection of the Falklands natural environment

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Daily Mail

Albatrosses can plunge up to 62ft underwater

Research of black-browed albatross on FC-owned New Island has found that albatrosses can dive deeper and longer than previously thought

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BBC Wildlife Magazine

Down South

Following the publication of his new book ‘Wild Islands’ in collaboration with FC, Mark Sisson shares some of his best photos of the Falklands

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Isle of Wight County Press

Isle of Wight boat for Falklands Conservation whale study

Our new rib boat will aim to support our cetacean Darwin Initiative survey work, complying with UK safety standards for us while operative in remote Falklands waters

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Penguin News

Planning for a Greener Future

With the 2021 General Election over, Falklands Conservation urge the newly elected MLAs to consider these key targets for the next Island Plan

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Birdlife International

Pioneering research into mysterious Sei whale uncovers Falklands hotspot

Birdlife reports on the Falklands Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) for Sei whales announced earlier in 2021

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Penguin News

Climate Justice & COP26

Post general election and during the UN COP26 conference, Falkland Islanders gathered together in Stanley & at COP26 to show their support for the environment and climate change discussions

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Penguin News

Conservation lists election priorities

On the lead up to the Falkland Islands’ general election 2021, we outlined the key environmental commitments we wanted to see from the candidate MLAs in their campaigns

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Penguin News

Environment is priority issue in 2021 Election

Issues rising to the fore in this year’s general election appear to be the environment, salmon farming and opening up Falklands to tourism, according to a Penguin News poll

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Penguin News

Conservation Ball 2021

After a break in 2020, the Falklands Conservation annual charity ball was back with local art, food, dancing and jellyfish!

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Penguin News

Conservation and Georgia Seafoods team up for tussac planting

For the second year in a row we teamed up with local fishing company, Georgia Seafoods and members of BFSAI to replant eroded areas of Middle Island with tussac grass, bluegrass and boxwood

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Penguin News

Positive signs for the gentoo penguin

The 2020/21 seabird monitoring programme season saw some positive signs from our gentoos, likely as a result of improved feeding opportunities

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Penguin News

An International First for Sei Whales

The Falklands Islands have been formally recognised as the first Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) for Sei whales in the world

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Pebble Magazine

Why the Falkland Islands are a must visit for wildlife lovers

The Falklands Islands is home to a wide range of interesting cetaceans – the focus of dedicated research by Conservation for several years

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Penguin News

Coasts & You: Protecting the value of Falklands waters

Our marine environment is a national asset and we have the opportunity to be world-leading in our management.

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Penguin News

Just the three Ps, reminds the Watch Group

The Watch Group have launched a campaign to urge the public to keep in mind what they’re flushing down the toilet

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Penguin News

A nature based economy for 2021

It’s encouraging to see FIG committing to the environment in 2021, but this Assembly runs risk of falling short

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Penguin News

Amazing inshore but future unsure

The nearshore waters of the Falkland Islands are an incredible place and its vital that we recognise its value

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Penguin News

Penguins’ catastrophic moulting and how you can help them

Every year penguins go through a ‘catastrophic moult’: re-growing new feathers, and at this time are at their most vulnerable

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BBC Wildlife Magazine

Habitat restoration in the Falkland Islands

Captain Joe Harris RLC discusses his time in the Falklands doing some tussac planting on FC-owned Motley island

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