2010 saw the 4th Falkland Island Wide Seabird Surveys - in 28 days, over 300,000 penguins and 400,000 albatross pairs surveyed by a 12 person team. Completion of the 6 month scoping project on birds of prey and livestock interactions. In collaboration with FIG Department of Agriculture, FC sets up restoration trials on two recently cleared mine fields near Stanley.  A tussac restoration project is also initiated at Cape Pembroke. FC participated in the first World Seabird Conference held in Canada in September. A severe storm in December caused mass nest failure of seabirds breeding at Beauchêne and Steeple Jason. 


(a) Native Plants Programme launched in 2009. (b) The 4th Falkland Islands Survey of Seabirds indicates gentoo numbers have increased from the previous census in 2005 (c) Striated caracara is tagged as part of the raptor and livestock interaction assessment in 2010. (d) Native plants are sold as garden plants for locals as part of the Native Plants Programme in 2011. (e) Southern sea lion, one of the marine species being satellite tracked as a part of a new multi-species tracking programme in 2011.

2011 A multi-species tracking programme, in collaboration with British Antarctic Survey and help from WWF, is initiated to identify the critical foraging habitats of Falkland Islands key marine predators starting with southern sea lions, rockhopper penguins and king penguins. This programme aims to reveal foraging hotspots and ultimately enhance protection for key marine species. In association with the Royal Kew Botanical Gardens and FC’s Native Plants Programme, Stanley Nursery sells first native plants at a farmers market in March.