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Falklands Conservation

Falklands Conservation is a local membership non-governmental organisation that works on behalf of our members and in partnership with the local and international community to conserve the natural environment of the Falklands for future generations. We carry out practical conservation action, promote conservation ambition with decision makers, and undertake community outreach. Our priority areas are; strengthening bio-security and invasive species policies and procedures, ensuring best practice for onshore and offshore developments, terrestrial habitat restoration and enhancing marine management.

 

 

 

 

Potential Salmon Farming at the Falkland Islands

FC have been looking into the topic of possible salmon farming in the Falklands. We sought out a specialist company who might be able to give a balanced view of the potential social and environmental issues associated with a development in the Falklands. FC are discussing and digesting the various elements of the report which raises a number of potentially serious issues that are of concern. FC had also had initial discussions with Pisco, the Danish company currently looking at the industry development in the Islands.  

Read the report by clicking on this link below:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=10FHQAQ4GuvZtuprXBnVOsWvMbUpf2x_T

Update: Falkland Islands Offshore Hydrocarbon Industry

We have reached decision-making time on how the Falkland Islands oil industry will progress. As a community we are now deciding what environmental impacts to accept. Importantly, we are also deciding what degree of risk we will accept for the set of operations proposed by Premier Oil.

MLAs are currently considering Premier’s Environmental Impact Statement and will decide whether a licence is granted. And if so, with what conditions attached. This will set the tone for the next 20 plus years of extraction, as well as for any other licences that follow it. This is both politically and technically complex, and therefore a difficult balancing act to achieve for decision-makers.

Here is our response to Premier’s Environmental Impact Statement.

We hope that our MLAs will hear from all of us who desire a clean industry, and one that reinvests in our natural environment as we exploit it. If you have a moment and feel passionate about this topic do get in touch with MLAs and give your views. et the tone for the next 20 plus years of extraction, as well as for any other licences that follow it. This is both politically and technically complex, and therefore a difficult balancing act to achieve for decision-makers.

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Click on clock icon to see the FC response document to Premier Oil  

 

 

Falklands Conservation is a partner of BirdLife International, a worldwide network which aims to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global diversity.

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Watch the antics of penguins on Falklands shores with David Schutt

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