Biodiversity in Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (FLK)
 
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Species Families Species Families
Marine 632 275 No
Freshwater No
Total 637 275 No
Conservation The following information is to be sought: - Status of knowledge of the freshwater fauna; - Existence of conservation plans; - Information on major aquatic habitats or sites within the country; - Current major threats to species; - Future potential threats to species; - Contact(s) for further information.
Geography and Climate Falkland Islands located in Southern South America, are islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, east of southern Argentina. Land area comparatively slightly smaller than Connecticut. Climate is cold marine; strong westerly winds, cloudy, humid; rain occurs on more than half of days in year; occasional snow all year, except in January and February, but does not accumulate. Terrain consists of rocky, hilly, mountainous with some boggy, undulating plains. Elevation extreme has the lowest point in Atlantic Ocean 0 m and highest point in Mount Usborne 705 m. Major natural resources are fish, wildlife. Land use: arable land: 0%, permanent crops: 0%, permanent pastures: 99%, forests and woodland: 0%, other: 1% (1993 est.). Natural hazards are strong winds persist throughout the year. Geography—note: deeply indented coast provides good natural harbors; short growing season.

Ref.  Anonymous, 1999
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