The Jason Islands are an archipelago in the Falkland Islands, lying north west of the main island group, and about 250 miles east of Argentina. None of the islands has ever been inhabited, but until the 1980s they were used for grazing sheep. They are now run as a nature reserve, and a previous owner once issued some now sought-after banknotes in their name.
The islands include Steeple Island, Grand Island, Elephant Island , Flat Island and South Island.
The Jason Islands are the main stronghold of the striated caracara, while other wildlife includes albatrosses and Antarctic skuas.
Surveys of the islands are being conducted to obtain a general evaluation of wildlife present.
WCS is engaging the Falklands/Malvinas community, including members of the Board of Governors and Falklands Conservation, in discussions concerning wildlife conservation objectives for the JasonIslands.
Develop a presence on Steeple Jason during the breeding season, to control insensitive visits to the breeding colonies, and establish and distribute visitor regulations.
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