Natural History



The Falkland Islands have a rich natural history with many unique fauna and flora. Early researchers included such notables as Antoine Joseph Pernetty, Charles Darwin and Joseph Dalton Hooker and to this day the Islands are very popular destination for scientists. This abundance of wildlife is also a draw for tourists and every year many flock to the Islands to enjoy the wild diversity and scenery. 

NB: For agricultural animals, crops/importation of fodder, forestry and grasslands/pasture see Agriculture.

 King penguins

Natural History - List of Holdings Database

This database currently contains a listing of the government files and documents held on Natural History. For ease of use the Natural History records have been sorted into sub-categories: FAUNA (NATIVE AND INTRODUCED); FLORA (NATIVE AND INTRODUCED); GEOGRAPHY; METEOROLOGICAL RECORDS; PENGUINS; SEALS/SEALING and WHALES/WHALING. The government records mainly cover the period post World War I to the late 1970s with some files as early as 1915.  The database will be updated from time to time as new accessions are added.


pdfNatural History list of holdings.pdf(483.13 KB)



While every effort has been taken to ensure accuracy the Jane Cameron National Archives does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in these records.

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