Falkland Islands, Antarctica, and Environs

Toothfish & Chips in the South Atlantic

Photo: Julie Kunen/WCS.

The Falkland Islands (Malvinas), especially the western islands of the archipelago where the Jason Islands are found, are the seasonal home of some of the most extraordinary wildlife aggregations in the world.

Photo: Julie Kunen/WCS.
Photo: Julie Kunen/WCS.

Black-browed albatross are an endangered species according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with two-thirds of their population nesting in the Falklands.

Photo: Julie Kunen/WCS.
Julie Kunen in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas). Photo: Julie Kunen/WCS.

Like the residents of many remote and rugged lands, the local Falkland islanders are a self-sufficient people — hard-working, pragmatic, and proud of the community they have created.

Photo: Julie Kunen/WCS.

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