Oiled Seabird Rehabilitation Facility Opened

facility low resFalklands Conservation's Oiled Seabird Facility was opened official by His Excellency the Governor cutting the ribbon. The evening was attended by individuals and companies that have supported the development of the facility, including representatives from government veterinary, fisheries and agriculture departments as well as councillors of the Legislative Assembly. Also in attendance were a number of volunteers that have assisted with caring and rehabilitating seabirds, as well as local companies that have donated funds towards the facility, including Falkland Islands Company West Store.

The Oiled Seabird Rehabilitation Facility was developed in response to a review of the Islands’ ability to deal with oiled wildlife in 2010. At the same time, the Joint Services Dog Section from MPC, after visiting the vets at Stanley and being shown rehabilitated oiled penguins in care, initiated a campaign to raise money to help improve the existing facility (a basic shed with no water or electricity).

openingIn 2011, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Interserve Defence Ltd relocated eight used corimec containers from MPC which were donated to Falklands Conservation by the Military Base at Mount Pleasant. The units were sited close behind the veterinary department in Stanley. A combination of fundraising by the military base and the local community, as well as voluntary support from local companies allowed us to refit the interior and outside space to the purpose of the facility.

Aims of the facility

Falklands Conservation, where feasible, respond to small-scale wildlife emergencies. This Oiled Seabird Rehabilitation Facility has increased the organisational capacity to deal with oiled seabirds, so that around 20 seabirds can be rehabilitated at one time (oiled penguins are currently the most common rescued wildlife we rehabilitate). The facility has been developed to cope with the frequency and size of most previous wildlife emergencies and will ensure that FC are effective at caring for seabirds that are rescued, as well as providing a safe and improved work space for its staff and the many volunteers that help care for the birds. 


Wildlife Facility Update

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We have been working hard over the last few months trying to get the Oiled Wildlife Facility functioning ready for next year. The flooring has been laid to create an indoor pen area and a suitable cleaning room. Plumbing works have begun so that we have running hot and cold water, cleaning sinks and sprinklers for the pen.

We have come so far however we still need your help! Ultimately we would like to have a smart building that is comfortable for the birds, a safe and efficient working environment for staff and volunteers, and an inspiring place for environmental education and visitors. There is still lots of work to be done, and we will be holding events for fundraising over the next few months. If you would like to help fundraise for this fantastic cause, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you wish to donate please do so through our JustGiving page.

Charity Ball Auction 2015

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 The Falklands Conservation Charity Ball and annual auction will be held at the Town Hall on Saturday 26th September 2015.

We have some very exciting auction items, that will be on display in the Historic Dockyard Museum from Saturday 19th September - Friday 25th September. All auction items can be seen by following this link: http://www.falklandsconservation.com/component/jdownloads/viewcategory/85-charity-ball?Itemid=458.

Sealed bids will be taken from 6pm pn Friday 18th September until 4:30pm on Friday 25th September.

A big thank you to the Historic Dockyard Museum who will kindly be opening there door free of charge for the time that the auction items will be on display.

You can submit your sealed bids at the Museum or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. clearly stating the auction item or artists name and painting, your name, contact details and your bid. Please indicate if you wish your bid to remain confidential.

If your bid is successful on the evening of the ball then you will be notified on Monday 28th September.

 You must be over the age of 18 to place a bid.

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