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There are seventeen National Nature Reserves (that is, 17 separate sites, islands or geographically connected and wholly owned group of islands (see table below).  Eight NNRs are owned by FIG, eight are privately owned and one is owned by Falklands Conservation.Management of NNRs primarily by legislation is seen by the Falkland Islands community as being an ineffective or inappropriate method of management.  Instead, joint adoption and implementation of agreed management plans by landowners and FIG is advocated as the most appropriate method of ensuring best management of NNRs.  FIG has adopted Management Plans for three sites within Stanley Common - Murrell River in 2006, and Gypsy Cove and Yorke Bay Pond in 2007.

 

Although there are no adopted management plans for the other FIG owned NNRs, visitor access is managed by the Environmental Planning Department.  Requests for access are decided on a case by case basis.  Application forms are available dochere52 KB.

National Nature Reserves listed geographically in an anti-clockwise direction starting from north-west corner

 

Date
Order
Designated Area
Landowner
Management Plan
1973
Jason Islands
Flat Jason
51°06’S 60°53’ W
(Designated separately, 1966)
Elephant Jason
51°09’S 60°51’W
South Jason
51°12’S 60°53’W
North Fur Is.
51°08’S 60°44’W
South Fur Is.
51°15’S 60°51’W
Jason East Cay
51°00’S 61°18’W
Jason West Cay
50°58’S 61°25’W
The Fridays
51°03’S 60°58’W
White Rock
51°17’S 60°53’W
Seal Rocks
51°07’S 60°48’W
FIG
None
1964
The Twins Islands
51°15’S 60°38’W Northwest of Carcass Island
Falklands Conservation
None
1964
Low Island
51°19’S 60°27’W Southeast of Carcass Island
Private
None
1966
Middle Island
51°38’S 60°20’W
King George Bay, West Falkland
FIG
None
1998
Narrows
51°41’S 60°19’W Narrows Farm, West Falkland
Private
None
1998
East Bay
51°48’S 60°13’W
East Bay Farm, West Falkland
Private
None
1993
New Island South
51°43’S 61°18’W
Private
Produced by NICT 2007
1978
Sea Dog Island*
Sea Dog Island
52°00’S 61°06’W
FIG
None
1969
Bird Island
Bird Island
52°10’S 60°54’W
FIG
None
1978
Arch Islands*
Big Arch Island
52°13’S 60°27’W
Natural Arch
Clump Island
Tussac Island Pyramid Rock
Last Rock and
Albemarle Rock
FIG
None
1964
Beauchêne Island
52°54’S 59°11’W
FIG
None
1970
Bleaker Island
52°18’S 58°51’W
Bleaker Island north of Long Gulch
Private
None
1973
Stanley Common
51°43’S 57°49’W
FIG
Adopted for:
Murrell River 2006
Gypsy Cove 2007
Yorke Bay Pond 2007
1964
Kidney & Cochon Islands
Cochon Island
51°36’S 57°47’W
Kidney Island
51°38’S 57°45’W
FIG
In preparation
1968
Volunteer & Cow Bay
51°29’S 57°50’W
East Falkland
Private
None
1968
Cape Dolphin
51°15’S 58°21’W
Private
None
1996
Moss Side
51°23’S 58°49’W
Pond and sand-grass flats behind Elephant Beach
Private
None

* Sea Dog and Arch Islands designated jointly under the same order.