Developed by Falklands Conservation
The countryside code ensures that the remarkable wildlife and natural environment of the Falklands is protected for the enjoyment of future generations:
- 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 risks 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 6 m (20 ft) away. When taking photograph 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 Falkland Islands and could result in fines up to £3,000.