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.