Falkland Islands Countryside Code


  1. The majority of land in the Falklands is privately owned.  Always ask permission before visiting private land.  Landowner contact details can be obtained from the Jetty Visitor Centre at the Public Jetty, Stanley
  2. Keep to paths wherever possible.  Leave gates open or shut as you find them.
  3. Be aware of the high fire risk throughout the islands.  Smoking and the lighting of fires for any reason is strictly prohibited unless permission has been given in writing by the landowner.
  4. Do not drop litter*. Take your rubbish home with you.
  5. Do not disfigure rocks or buildings.
  6. Do not touch, handle, injure or kill any wild bird or other wild animal.
  7. Never feed any wild animals.
  8. Always give animals the right of way.  Remember not to block the routes of seabirds and seals coming ashore to their colonies.
  9. 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.
  10. Some plants are protected and should not be picked*.  Wildflowers are there for all to enjoy.
  11. 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 Falkland Islands and could result in fines up to £3,000.


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