Today is World Penguin Day!
Our own Amy English became a fan of penguins during her visits to the Falkland Islands, who host a penguin population of over 1 million birds, roughly 333 times the population of Falkland Islanders!
Read more about her love of penguins, the Falkland Islands and conservation in her latest blog post ›
Prime Minister David Cameron’s statement from Downing Street following the death of Lady Thatcher.
Falkland Islanders visit New York to promote culture and tourism
On 14 March, Mike Summers OBE, a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) of the Falkland Islands, and Teslyn Barkman, an Islander who writes for the local newspaper Penguin News, visited New York to promote the culture of the Falklands and to encourage tourism to the South Atlantic archipelago.
Last night the Falkland Islanders voted overwhelmingly to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. On this rainy day in DC, learn more about the governor of the Falklands and his love of fishing in this short documentary.
A group of Caribbean journalists share their experience following a visit to the Falkland Islands.
The Falkland Islands are one of fourteen British Overseas Territories. Later this month, the islanders will hold a referendum to determine their political future. This will be a chance for the people of the Falkland Islands to express their views about how they wish to be governed.
The UK recognises and encourages the Islanders’ right to self determination, including their right to remain British if that is their wish.
51º South: Gritty in Pink
A Private in the Falkland Islands Defense Force, Samantha Brownlee challenges the role of women in the military while setting her sights further afield. As a keen runner, the Falklands offer her a backdrop of stunning natural beauty and an opportunity for reflection about future aspirations and careers. By leaving the islands to train and study, Sam hopes to one day return as a more valuable asset to her community and the islands as a whole. After all, home is where the heart is.
51º South: Pigs will Fly and Penguins too
It is always hands on, you are always monitoring. There is very little time to have the autopilot switched on. Troyd Bowles is a pilot with FIGAS: The Falkland Islands Government Air Service. Flying to rugged and rural destinations across the archipelago, he serves as a vital link to the Islander community transporting everything from people to wild animals. The worst thing he finds are piglets—their smell can be hard enough for the pilot he says, let alone anyone else on the plane.