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Let's Talk is a panel discussion programme hosted by Falklands Radio. 

The programme is presenter-led and can include live phone-ins from the public.

The show is usually on every second Wednesday at 1900. 

~COVID-19~ The programme will run intermittently during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Falklands Radio for more information.

audio News Review

A weekly round-up of all the news from the Falkland Islands.

The programme is broadcast on a Saturday at 1830.

~ COVID-19 ~  The News Review will be replaced by a news bulletin on a Saturday.

 

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Business Continuity Planning Popular

Tagged in Accounts, Business, Business Matters, coronavirus, covid-19, Falkland Islands , South Atlantic

Find out how to make a Business Continuity Plan with the Falkland Islands Development Corporation.

It is important to have crisis management plans in place for your business, no matter the size. This is important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic and Business Development Officer, John Hellowell, talks through what plans to develop and how. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on April 7, 2020.

Celebrating 100 Years of the Falkland Islands Defence Force - Memories of Members

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commonwealth, Falkland Islander, Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, government, History, Military History, OT, radio, Radio Documentary, South Atlantic

The Falkland Islands Defence Force celebrated 100 years of its formation in December 2020.

The organisation changed from the Falkland Islands Volunteers on December 13, 1920. The 100th anniversary of this was marked with an open day and reception on December 12, 2020. The day included displays of motor vehicles, weapons and equipment as well as historical displays and family activities.

Listen as News Editor Gavin Short speaks to former members of the Force about their memories.


 

Celebrating 100 Years of the Falkland Islands Defence Force - Reception

Tagged in 1982, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Commonwealth, East Falkland, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Island Communities, Ministry of Defence, Small Communities, South Atlantic

The Falkland Islands Defence Force celebrated 100 years of its formation in December 2020.

The organisation changed from the Falkland Islands Volunteers on December 13, 1920. The 100th anniversary of this was marked with an open day and reception on December 12, 2020. The day included displays of motor vehicles, weapons and equipment as well as historical displays and family activities. Listen to News Editor, Gavin Short's coverage of the formal part of the event.


 

Checking Islands For Rats Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Conservation, Documentary, East Falkland, endangered species, Environment, Environmental research , eradication, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Harbour, Island Communities, OT, radio, Radio Documentary, rats, rodents, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic

Join Sammy, the rodent detector dog, as he sniffs around the Falkland Islands for rats!

Rodents were introduced to the Falklands by man and cause problems for ground-nesting birds. In recent years efforts have been made to stop the spread of rodents to islands they haven't reached and to eradicate them from islands they have colonized.  

Great and Tickle islands were eradicated in 2016 and to confirm their status as rodent-free, Samurai took a trip out with his handler.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 15, 2020.


 

COVID-19: Testing in the Falkland Islands Part One Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, DNA analysis , Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Island Communities, Island Life, Islander, Microbiology, pathology, PCR, PCR real time , radio, Radio Documentary, RNA Analysis, Science, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

What is the approach to COVID-19 testing in the Falkland Islands? 

The equipment needed to test for COVID-19 wasn't available to the Falklands until May. But what does that mean and why couldn't testing be done on the Islands before? Kim Finlayson is the Laboratory Manager of the only hospital in the Falklands. She talks through the principles and specifics of testing for the virus in her lab.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 28, 2020


 

COVID-19: Testing In The Falkland Islands Part Two Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, DNA analysis , Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Island Communities, Island Life, medical, Microbiology, National Health Service, NHS, pathology, PCR, PCR real time , radio, Radio Documentary, RNA Analysis, Science, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

What's the difference between sensitivity and specificity when talking about COVID-19 testing?

The Falkland Islands will soon be rolling out surveillance testing. But why? Laboratory Manager, Kim Finlayson, explains and talks through when we can expect to see antibody testing being carried out in the Islands. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 29, 2020


 

Creating A Soil Map Of The Falkland Islands Popular

Tagged in British Antarctic Survey, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, East Falkland, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Island Communities, radio, Radio Documentary, Science, Science and technology, scientific research , scientist, Small Communities, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, South Georgia, Southern Hemisphere, Stanley

The Falklands is known for peat, but how much of it makes up the Islands?

Dr Stephanie Carter has been working on creating soil maps for the Falkland Islands. For the past two years she has visited over 200 sites and created multiple maps of all the different soil compositions. Dr Carter talks about the classification methods used and answers the burning question; just how much peat is in the Falklands?

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on August 13, 2020


 

Glamorgan Memorial Service 2020 Popular

Tagged in Anniversary, Armed Forces, Armistice, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Cathedral, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Commonwealth, East Falkland, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Island Communities, Island Life, Islander, Liberation, Memorial, Military History, Next of kin, OT, Parachute Regiment, radio, {radio-docu

A service is held every year to commemorate the crew of HMS Glamorgan.

The service held at Hooker's Point, near Stanley, was led by the Reverand Ian Faulds. The Act of Remembrance commemorates the lives of fourteen members of the ship's company who died in the Falklands War in 1982. 

This Programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 14, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

Goose Green Liberation Service 2020 Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Commonwealth, East Falkland, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Goose Green, Island Communities, Liberation, Military History, OT, Parachute Regiment, radio, Radio Documentary, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

The residents of Goose Green were liberated by British Forces on May 29, 1982.

During the Argentine invasion, residents of Goose Green and Darwin were incarcerated in the Goose Green hall for almost a month. The Argentines surrendered on May 29 during the battle of Goose Green and the inhabitants were freed from the hall.

The day is commemorated yearly and the Reverand Ian Faulds led this service at the Para Memorial. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 01, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

Government Q&A COVID-19 January 2020

Tagged in British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Chief Medical Officer, Chief-Executive, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, covid-19 antibody test, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Hospital, Island Communities, King Edward Memorial Hospital, medical, Medical exercise, MLA, news, Policy, Politics, radio, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

The Falkland Islands Government hosts monthly Q&A sessions on Covid-19.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards, Chief Executive Barry Rowland and MLA Leona Roberts answer questions from members of the press.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on January 6, 2020.


 

HMS Forth visits Stanley - Part 1 Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commonwealth, East Falkland, Emergency Services and Island Security, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Fisheries, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Island Communities, Island Life, OT, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

Join News Editor Gavin Short as he boards HMS Forth for a guided tour of the vessel.

The Royal Navy patrol ship, HMS Forth, is the permanent guardship for the Falkland Islands and the public were given the chance to step aboard when she made her maiden voyage to Stanley on August 1st, 2020. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 24, 2020.

Photo courtesy of MOD: HMS Forth in South Georgia


 

Interview with RBA July 2019 Popular

Tagged in Agriculture, Falkland Islands , Farmers-Week, South Atlantic

News Editor Gavin Short interviews the Head of the Rural Business Association, Lewis Clifton, on topics involving the rural community.

 

Island Airways Part 2 Popular

Tagged in atlantic, Aviation, Beaver Island, British Overseas Territory, Britten Norman Islander, Civil Aviation, Commonwealth, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Island Airways, Island Communities, Island Hopping, Islander, Lake Michigan, OT, Pilot, Piper Apache, Piper Aztec, radio, Radio Documentary, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Welke Aviation

How many times have you been asked your weight when checking-in at an airport?

It's something you will be asked before flying on an Island Airways plane! In part two of this conversation with Angela LeFevre-Welke she talks about flying ferrets and all the curiosities that come with running a private air service. She also explains how the business adapted to the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presented. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on July 10, 2020

Photograph courtesy of Island Airways: The Island Airways fleet


 

Jennifer Kingsley, Writer and Naturalist Popular

Tagged in Adventure, Antarctica, Arctic, author, canoe, Enviroment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Naturalist, radio, Radio Documentary, South Atlantic, writer

Award-winning author, Jennifer Kingsley, shares her experience of documenting life in the Falkland Islands.

The Canadian naturalist has spent years visiting arctic communities and learning about their cultures. During her first trip to the Falklands, she spent time with the men removing landmines from the 1982 conflict and visited farmers working in the camp. 

Jenny is the author of Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild, which won the top prize for literary non-fiction at the National Outdoor Book Awards in 2015. Her work as a broadcast journalist has been played around the world and recognized by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on November 8, 2019

Photograph: Eric Guth


 

Landing Day Service 2020 Popular

Tagged in 1982, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Commonwealth, East Falkland, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Island Communities, OT, radio, Remembrance, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Royal Navy, South Atlantic

Landing Day service commemorates the British Task Force amphibious landings near the settlement of San Carlos on May 21, 1982.

Invading Argentine forces had been occupying the Falklands since April 2. The landing of the British Forces, on May 1, signalled the beginning of recovering the Islands. Over the next few days, the area became known as 'Bomb Alley' as Argentine fighter jets tried to stop the advance.

A service of remembrance is held each year to remember all those who lost their lives during the ensuing battles. This year, the service was led by the Reverand Ian Faulds. An estimated 30 people attended, a smaller number than usual due to the current global health pandemic.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 22, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

Lt. Nick Taylor Memorial Service 2020 Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Commemoration, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Memorial, Remembrance, Royal Air Force, South Atlantic, War Graves Commission

A service to commemorate the life of Lieutenant Nicholas Taylor is held every year in the Falklands Islands.

Lt. Taylor, 800 Naval Air Squadron of HMS Hermes, Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy, was shot down during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. His grave lies close to the settlement of Goose Green and is headed by an inscribed memorial stone and a wooden cross. The service this year was restricted in size due to the current crisis and was led by the Reverand Ian Faulds. Wreaths were laid by HE The Governor Nigel Philips, the Hon Mark Pollard and representatives of Goose Green.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 4, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

NHS Heroes - Dr Sonia Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, doctor, Falkland Islands , medical, NHS, South Atlantic

Falkland Islander, Sonia, is a junior doctor working in England. 

She speaks about her training and preparations for the COVID-19 pandemic to hit her hospital.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 8, 2020


 

NHS Heroes - Nurse Bethan Popular

Tagged in coronavirus, covid-19, Falkland Islands , Hospital, NHS, Nursing, South Atlantic

Falkland Islander, Bethan Halliday, is working on the front line in an English hospital.

The NHS nurse talks about how she has been affected by working in a busy teaching hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on April 20, 2020


 

Of Sponges and Scientists Popular

Tagged in Cruises, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Marine research, SAERI, scientific research , scientist, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, Southern Hemisphere, sponge

Did you know a sponge has a skeleton?

Research scientist and sponge aficionado, Claire Goodwin, shares what makes these animals fascinating. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 2, 2019


 

Restoring A Lighthouse Popular

Tagged in Cape Pembroke Lighthouse, East Falkland, Education, Engineers, Environment, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Harbour, Historic Building, History, Island Communities, Island Life, Lighthouse, Military History, National Monument, radio, Radio Documentary, Seafarers Mission, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

Will the Cape Pembroke Lighthouse ever work again?

Years of neglect have left the lighthouse on East Falkland in disrepair, is hope lost for the historic structure? We speak with the National Trust and a lighthouse technician from Trinity House about the fate of this national monument.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on July 6, 2020


 

Rural Business Association - State of the Industry part 1 Popular

Tagged in Agriculture, Agriculture Department, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, economy, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, industry, Island Communities, OT, Policy, Politics, radio, sheep, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere, Tourism, wool

In response to the Falkland Islands Meat Company (FIMCo) not hiring seasonal workers, the RBA held a special State of the Industry day.

The day included an update from FIMCo, presentations on global Covid-19 impacts, wool support schemes and a Q&A with MLAs.

News Editor Gavin Short reported the events of the day.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 14, 2020.


 

Rural Business Association - State of the Industry part 2 Popular

Tagged in Agriculture, Agriculture Department, British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Farmers-Week, FIMCO, Island Communities, OT, Policy, Politics, sheep, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere, Tourism

In response to the Falkland Islands Meat Company (FIMCo) not hiring seasonal workers, the RBA held a special State of the Industry day.

The day included an update from FIMCo, presentations on global Covid-19 impacts, wool support schemes and a Q&A with MLAs.

News Editor Gavin Short reported the events of the day.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 15, 2020.


 

Saying Goodbye to Land Mines In The Falkland Islands Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Documentary, Emergency Services and Island Security, EOD, Explosive ordinance, Explosives, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , falklands, Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, History, Human Interest, Island Communities, Land mines, Landmines, Minefield, Ministry of Defence, OT, radio, Radio Documentary, Small Communities, South Atlantic

Around 30,000 land mines laid by Argentine forces in 1982 have been cleared from the Falkland Islands. 

On October 14th and 15th, planned demolitions of some of the last of these explosives took place near Yorke Bay. This area contained the last minefield in the Falklands. Six detonations took place each day and journalist Traighana Smith joined the Safeland Global team who run the project.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on October 19, 2020.


 

Sea Anemones in Southern Seas Popular

Tagged in anemone, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , metridium, SAERI, scientific research , Sea anemone , Shackleton, Shackleton Scholarship Fund, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, Southern Hemisphere

Metridium is a sea anemone commonly found in the northern hemisphere, so why can it be found in southern seas?

Heather Glon is the recipient of a Shackleton Scholarship to study the biodiversity of anemones found all over the islands and metridium is her speciality subject. Listen as she goes rock pooling with a local children’s group and helps them identify different marine species found in the shallow waters of the Falkland Islands. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on November 14, 2020


 

Single Constituency Referendum Popular

Tagged in Camp, Camp Matters, Constituency, Falkland Islands , people, Politics, Referendum, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere, Stanley

Should the Falklands Islands change to a single constituency?

There are currently two constituencies, Stanley and Camp. A referendum is to be held to decide whether this should be changed to a single 'Falklands Islands' constituency. On January 31 the Legislative Assembly passed a bill allowing for the constitution to be changed if a single constituency was voted for.

The members of the Assembly visited communities at Hill Cove and Fox Bay to talk about the upcoming referendum. Politicians and members of the communities gave their views on the vote.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 4, 2020


 

South Georgia Right Whale Project Popular

Tagged in BAS, British Antarctic Survey, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Marine mammals, Marine research, radio, Radio Documentary, scientific research , South Atlantic, South Georgia, Southern Hemisphere, Southern Right Whale, Whales

Members of the South Georgia Right Whale Project share their experience of working in the antarctic. 

The project is a dedicated population survey of southern right whales, in their feeding grounds off South Georgia, since whaling ceased in the 1970s. The scientists aim to find out how many southern right whales use these waters and where and what they are feeding on. They are also measuring the genetic diversity and health status of the population. The surveys use advanced acoustics to locate whales. The team then take photographs for photo-identification, collect skin samples, and attach satellite tags to identify and track them. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on February 19, 2020


 

Southern Blue Whiting Research Cruise 2019 Popular

Tagged in Cruises, Enviroment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Fisheries, fishing, South Atlantic, Southern Hemisphere

Director of Natural Resources, John Barton, talks about the joint Southern Blue Whiting Cruise of 2019.

The purpose of the scientific cruise is to estimate the abundance of the Southern blue whiting reproductive population, improve the knowledge on reproductive and biologic aspects of the species and verify the drift of the first stages of development (eggs and larvae) in the area to the south of the San Carlos Strait/Falklands Sound.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on 5 September, 2019


 

Support For Tourism - Government Briefing Popular

Tagged in British Overseas Territory, Chief-Executive, coronavirus, covid-19, Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, government, Island Communities, Island Life, news, Policy, Politics, radio, Small Communities, South Atlantic, Tourism

Support schemes to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the tourism sector were announced on September 23, 2020, by the Falkland Islands Government.

A press briefing was held with the Chief Executive Barry Rowland, Director of Policy and Development Andrew Gaule, and MLA Mark Pollard who explained the schemes and took questions from press representatives.

The overall package of support has three main components across eleven schemes. 

  • An extension for existing Covid-19 support schemes for businesses and individuals. This will have an impact across the whole of the Falkland Islands economy, not just the tourism sector. There will be some amendments to the guidance to meet the specific needs of businesses and individuals working in the tourism industry.
  • A domestic tourism incentive programme to help sustain revenues for tourism businesses during the difficult 2020/21 summer season, with the benefit of helping people who live in the Falklands to enjoy what the Islands have to offer.
  • Measures to help the tourism industry prepare to bounce back in 2021/22 and beyond, including small grants and access to deferred loans for eligible businesses; infrastructure improvements; and feasibility studies for longer-term developments and capacity building.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on September 23, 2020.


 

The History of Land Mines in The Falklands Popular

Tagged in Argentina, Armed Forces, Artillery, BACTEC, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Commonwealth, EOD, Explosive ordinance, Explosives, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, History, Island Communities, Land mines, Military History, Minefield, radio, Radio Documentary,

Have you ever wanted to know more about the history of land mines in the Falkland Islands?

We all know they were laid in 1982, but how many and what attempts were made to clear them after the conflict?  Patrick Watts, who was in charge of Falklands Islands Broadcasting Station in 1982, explains.

This interview was recorded in November 2020.


 

The Men Who Clear Land Mines Popular

Tagged in 1982, Argentina, Armed Forces, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, coronavirus, covid-19, Documentary, East Falkland, Education, EOD, Explosive ordinance, Explosives, Falkland Islander, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conflict, Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Human Interest, Island Communities, Island Life, Landmines, news, paramedic, radio, Radio Documentary, South Atlantic, Zimbabwe

Who are the people that clear land mines?

Groups of highly-trained 'deminers' have been travelling between Zimbabwe and the Falkland Islands to clear minefields for over 11 years.

Over 20,000 land mines were laid by Argentine forces in 1982, and in 2020 the Falkland Islands will be landmine free for the first time in 38 years. Due to the global pandemic, most of the men involved have left the Islands before the completion of the project. 

Falklands Radio attended a goodbye reception on June 19 and spoke to those who were departing.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 25, 2020


 

VE Day Memorial Service 2020 Popular

Tagged in British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Cathedral, Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands , Commemoration, Falkland Islands , Memorial, Remembrance, Royal Air Force, South Atlantic

The Falkland Islands marked the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe.

A service was held in Christ Church Cathedral on May 8 to mark VE Day. The service, led by the Reverand Ian Faulds, was attended by MLA Stacy Bragger, Deputy Governor Alex Mitham, and representatives of the Falkland Islands Defence Force and the Armed Services. 

The service ended at the Cross of Sacrifice where the two-minute silence was observed.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on May 8, 2020. It will be available for one year.


 

What's In a Map? Popular

Tagged in biosecurity, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Drones, Environment, Environmental research , Falkland Islands , Falklands Radio, Falklands War, Island Communities, Ministry of Defence, Planning and Building, Small Communities, South Atlantic, South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute, Southern Hemisphere

Maps can be used for more than directions. Town planning, military, surveyors and environmentalists all use maps to track and compile data.

To draw attention to all applications maps are used for in the Falkland Islands, the Environmental Department hosted a 'Map Day'. Stalls showcasing hand-drawn maps and computer models, as well as offering interactive activities, set-up in the town hall on November 29. Throughout the afternoon a series of talks were given from members of the community who use mapping in their everyday lives including drone surveying, wildlife tracking and distributing water.

Falklands Radio was there and spoke to some of the participants.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on December 3, 2020.


 

World Albatross Day 2020 Popular

Tagged in ACAP, Agreement on conservation of albatross and petrels , Albatross, Antarctica, atlantic, Black browed Albatross, British Overseas Territory, Commonwealth, Conservation, endangered species, Environment, Environmental research , eradication, Falkland Islands , Falklands Conservation, Falklands Radio, Fish, Fisheries, fishing, Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands , Island Communities, Island Life, Islander, Marine mammals, Marine research, radio, {sci

The first World Albatross Day was celebrated this year to honour these birds and highlight the conservation crisis they face.

The Falkland Islands is home to around 70% of the world's population of black browed albatross and in the late 90s, the species was in decline. Today, the population is stable with around 500,000 breeding pairs. What has the Falkland Islands done to achieve that?

This documentary highlights the action and collaboration between government, researchers, and the fishing industry that has branded the species a conservation success.

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on June 19, 2020  

Photograph by Megan Tierney

 

World War Two Site Excavation - Part 1 Popular

Tagged in 1982, Archaeological excavation , archaeology, British Forces , British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Documentary, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Conflict, Falklands War, History, museum, South Atlantic, World War Two, WW2

Listen to the history of a WWII site in the Falkland Islands.

The 11th Battalion of the West Yorks was posted in 1942 to protect the Islands from attack by the Japanese. In 1944 the garrison was replaced by the Royal Scots. The men were housed in Nissen huts that were built on almost every available open space in Stanley.

One of these former sites, Bennett's Paddock, was given planning permission to turn into a residential area. The Museum and National Trust took the opportunity to arrange archaeological examinations before construction work began. Working with two archaeologists from Cambridge University, areas of Bennett's Paddock to the west of Stanley were excavated. This site was also used by the Argentine military in the 1982 conflict. During the excavation, Tim and Mark found items used by the military from both time periods.  

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on March 20, 2020


 

World War Two Site Excavation - Part 2 Popular

Tagged in Archaeological excavation , archaeology, British Forces South Atlantic Islands, Cambridge University, Falkland Islands , Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust, Falklands Conflict, Falklands War, radio, Radio Documentary, South Atlantic, World War Two, WW2

In this second interview with archaeologists Tim and Mark, they talk about their finds which include live munitions. 

From their base at the museum in Stanley, the two archaeologists spoke of the excavation of a WW11 military camp. They found many items from the 1940s garrison that was stationed there including bottles and personal effects. They also found a large number of items left by Argentine forces from the 1982 conflict including unexploded ordinance. 

This programme was broadcast on Falklands Radio on March 27, 2020