Bluff Cove News

Special guests at Bluff Cove

Special guests at Bluff Cove

We have been very lucky to have had TV wildlife presenters Steve Backshall and Nigel Marven down at Bluff Cove Lagoon (Toby was very happy!) Nigel has now visited us three times! Jane McDonald filmed “Cruising with Jane McDonald” at Bluff Cove Lagoon last season. TV celebrity chef Phil Vickery and Chilean TV Entrechef Christian Correa have also visited us.

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Awards

Awards

Bluff Cove Lagoon Tours has just been awarded “Best Wildlife Tour Company 2017 – Falkland Islands” in the LUX magazine Hospitality Awards.

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Veterans

Veterans

Every year we are delighted to welcome back veterans of the 1982 war and to have the opportunity to express our gratitude. This year we have hosted the Welsh Guards and the Gunners.

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Conservation

Conservation

Conservation is very important to us. We are very proud that the Bluff Cove Lagoon King penguin colony continues to grow.

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Leucistic Gentoo penguin

Leucistic Gentoo penguin

Leucistic penguins are rare. They are ostracized by their penguin kin due to their unusual colouration – they are partially albino.

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Referendum and Argentine pressure

Referendum and Argentine pressure

The Falkland Island Government held a Referendum in 2013 where we showed the world our desire to remain British (99.8% in favour); journalists galore arrived in the islands, though during Prince William’s helicopter posting here we had come accustomed to the world’s media.

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Track building

Track building

We have built a new road down the side of a stone-run, next to Argentine positions from 1982, to reduce our off-road journey time and to add to the comfort of our guests.

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Our concerns for the wildlife

Our concerns for the wildlife

We know the fabulous wildlife of the Falklands is very vulnerable. The major threat over the previous centuries has been Man, the predator, in the quest for oil from birds and animals. Now man-made disasters remain the major threat.

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