The Falkland Islands are in the South Atlantic Ocean, about 300 miles off the east coast of Argentina. The Islands comprise of East Falkland, West Falkland and 776 smaller islands.
The Falkland Islands came to world prominence in 1982, when it was invaded by Argentinian Forces on 1st April, until it was liberated by British Forces on 14th June. The current population is around 3,000, and the main income to the Islands is Tourism, Sheep Farming, Commercial Fishing and Oil Exploration.
There are over 200 species of birds in the Islands, including 5 species of penguin. Over 14 species of mammal regularly visit the islands, including the Southern Elephant Seal, Southern Sea Lion, Commerson’s Dolphins, Peale’s Dolphins and Killer Whales.