Advancing Falklands and region-scale management of globally important whale populations


Falkland Islands
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Ref: DPLUS126

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Falkland Islands Government
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
30-06-24
Funding:
£499,991.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
Falkland Islands
Project Summary:
Recovering populations of southern right whales and endangered sei whales occur around the Falklands. Informed management decisions are hindered by lack of knowledge of their local and region-wide occurrence. This project uses telemetry to track individual whales, and boat/aerial surveys to address data gaps on distribution, abundance and ecology. Management outputs include a draft Species Action Plan, Key Biodiversity Area assessment, and recognition of Falklands’ whale populations by regional regulators. Community and stakeholder engagement will optimise support of management recommendations.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS126 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS126 HYR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2021-11-25 00:00:00