The Falkland Islands Countryside Code

  • The Falklands are proud of their unspoilt wildlife and environment and whilst we want visitors to explore and enjoy our wonderful country we do ask them to be responsible and respectful towards our wildlife.
  • Always ask permission before entering private land. Keep to paths wherever possible. Leave gates, open or shut, as you find them.
  • Be aware of the high fire risk throughout the Islands. Be extremely careful when smoking not to start fires. Take cigarette butts away with you.
  • Do not drop litter.* Take your rubbish home with you.
  • Do not disfigure rocks or buildings.
  • Do not touch, handle, injure or kill any wild bird or other wild animal.*
  • Never feed wild animals.
  • Always give animals the right of way. Remember not to block the routes of seabirds and seals coming ashore to their colonies.
  • Try to prevent any undue disturbance to wild animals. Stay on the outside of bird and seal colonies. Remain at least 6m (20ft) away. When taking photographs or filming stay low to the ground. Move slowly and quietly. Do not startle or chase wildlife from resting or breeding areas*.
  • Some plants are protected and should not be picked.* Wildflowers are there for all to enjoy.
  • Whalebones, skulls, eggs or other such items may not be exported from the Falkland Islands.* They should be left where they are found.
  • *Such actions (with a few special exceptions) may constitute an offence in the Falklands Islands and could result in fines up to £3,000.