Protecting the wildlife of the Falkland Islands.
Marine debris is accumulated junk, litter, broken fishing gear, and increasingly plastic waste that is discarded into the oceans. It can be accidentally or deliberately released from boats or blown from landfills or urban areas.
We need your help to collect information. Through beach surveys across the Falkland Islands we will start to understand where debris on our beaches comes from, just how much there is, what the main sources, quantities and impacts are. Ultimately, marine debris will not just vanish, it will either end up washed onto coasts, or break down in the marine environment and into marine organism food chains. It also presents a risk to wildlife through entanglement or accidental ingestion. There is currently a lack of information at the Falklands to make well informed assessments or evaluate how we can better manage our waste.
"In partnership with government, industry and the global community, Falklands Conservation will engage and empower the people of the Falkland Islands to take action with us to conserve biodiversity and manage landscapes and seascapes for the benefit of nature and people"
Tel: +500 22247
Fax: +500 22288
Tel: +44 (0) 1767 693710