The Falkland Islands, a remote archipelago in the South Atlantic, are home to abundant wildlife. They host five species of penguin, including the largest population of gentoos in the world, and huge colonies of black-browed albatross. Additionally, numerous sea birds surround their shores. Although similar in appearance to the moorland of Britain, the flora is in fact totally different, with unique habitats such as the two-metre high stands of tussac grass and domes of Astelia peat. A striking feature of the landscape is the extensive stone runs, which have all the appearanc of glaciers of rock.
This talk will give an overview of the animals, plants, landscape and land use of this very special Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. James Fenton has visited the islands several times, including spending two years as CEO of the wildlife charity Falklands Conservation.
Event will be held on:
Grant Arms Hotel
25 The Square
Grantown on Spey