black-browed albatross courting

King penguin colony

Falkland Islands wildlife rules

Brief History The islands were first sighted in 1592 by English navigator John Davis on his ship, the Desire. Early settlers to the islands were whalers, sealers, and penguin hunters from different parts of the world. In 1833 Britain claimed sovereignty. Stanley, named as the capital in 1845. Initially, sheep farming on the islands became the leading economy. Currently, the Island’s primary source of income is through fishing, tourism, and agriculture.  There have been many disputes between the United Kingdom […]

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