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HORSE FLU ALERT

Horse flu is now spreading in the UK and it has been a problem in South America for the last few months.FIG Biosecurity continue working with Customs & Immigration staff to raise public awareness and conduct checks at the border to try and prevent this devastating disease from entering the Falkland Islands. Click here for more information. 


SPIDERWATCH LAUNCHED

In February 2019 FIG Biosecurity launched 'Spiderwatch' with the support of the Infant Junior School and local youth groups. This is a month long campaign and the aim is for the children (and adults!) to keep a lookout for 2 native and 2 non-native spiders and record any sightings. Click here for more information.


DIDYMO SPOTTED IN PATAGONIA

Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata) - also known as 'ROCK SNOT' has been spotted in Patagonia. It is an extremely invasive freshwater algae that is not in the Falkland Islands, and we do not want it here either!! Click here for more information.