Watch Group Star George

Watch Group Member George Lee is Featured in the Washington Post

Falkland Islander George Lee was interveiwed by journalists from the Washington Post recently, after meeting them on a Watch Group beach clean at Elephant Beach Farm.

Read the article here: Washington Post - Kids - Falkland Islands

Latest newsletter now out

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Our latest newsletter is now available for download

Contents:
Lower Plants Fieldwork
AGM Write-up
BRAHMS Training
A Visit to Steeple Jason
Welcome Angie
Visitors
Watch Group News

Download from our Library via the following link:  Newsletter 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Gentoo Kleptoparasitism

 Gentoo Kleptoparasitism Caught on Camera!

Penguin eating fish

Jonathan Handley, a student of the Nelsen Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, visited the Falklands from 2011 – 2013 to study the diet and foraging ecology of gentoo penguins, his work supported by Falklands Conservation. Jonathan attached video cameras to the backs of the penguins as part of the foraging study, and great footage of gentoos hunting out at sea was gained, filmed by the penguins themselves! This footage included an incident of kleptoparasitism – one penguin stealing a catch from another, previously unknown behaviour for gentoos.

 


Penguin camera on backJonathan has published a paper outlining his findings, and an article is featured in the New Scientist!  

Read the article and watch the footage here: New Scientist - Penguins Filmed in Battle Over Squid

 

 

 

 

 Gentoo sporting the video camera

2014-2015 Review

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Our latest annual review is now available for download

Our Board of Trustees undertake a review of the charity's acheivements and financial activities on an annual basis.

Contains:
Staff and Board Updates
Highlights of the Year
Plans for the Future
Thanks and Acknowledgements

Please download the highlights for the period running July 2014 to June 2015 from our Library:  Annual Review 2015

 

 

 

Latest Magazine Now Available

Our latest magazine is now available for downloadWCFI23

Contains:
Herbarium Training at Kew
Charity Ball
Bryophyte Workshop Attended
Annual Review
Falklands Flora at Kew
Local Champions for Nature
Seabird Monitoring

Download from our Library via the following link: Magazine Issue 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

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