The Falklands War: Margaret Thatcher’s great victory

In 1982, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Argentine President General Leopoldo Galtieri had much in common. Both were fervently anti-Communist, both presided over nations in economic turmoil, and both were ruthless leaders prepared assert their power by going to war.  On April 2, 1982, Argentina sent a force of 600 soldiers to seize control […]

Seabird response to abrupt climate change 5,000 years ago transformed Falklands ecosystems: study

A rookery of black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) nest at a windy, exposed tussac grassland on West Point Island, Falkland Islands. Credit: Dulcinea Groff The Falkland Islands are a South Atlantic refuge for some of the world’s most important seabird species, including five species of penguins, Great Shearwaters, and White-chinned Petrels. In recent years, their breeding […]