Falkland Islands Warnings and Dangers

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Falkland Islands Warnings and Dangers

  • Danger - Land Mines!

    Since the 1982 Falklands Islands Conflict there are land mines left all over the island. I believe that there are still somewhere in the region of 120 mined areas left on the island. As we drove through the island I noted many signs warning taht we were driving along by a mined area - I have attached a photograph of a typical sign.Some of the mines...

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  • Don't get into crossfire

    Certain areas of the islands are used for life shootings and military exercises - if you see red flags and warning signs do not walk into the area since their is military training taking place.

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  • Mines Warning

    There are still some 25000 unexploded mines on the Falkland Islands - hence take caution if you wander off into the bushes. Most areas are sign posted - so if you see red triangles warning of mines in the area - take caution!!

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  • It's No Joke!

    Look at this sign, it made me laugh, I bet you didn't know they had Lions in the Falkland Islands did you! Well here they have a habit of shortening words, so a Landrover becomes a Rover, an Elephant Seal becomes and Elephant and a Sealion becomes a Lion .. get it? This photo was taken at Sea Lion Island and it's a warning not to get too close to...

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  • If you do decide to go out...

    The Falklands conflict left behind a deadly legacy that remains to this day, during their brief period of occupation the Argentine forces laid 25,000 landmines. As yet no agreement between Britain and Argentina has been reached regarding the removal of these mines.If you do decide to go out exploring just be careful where you are walking. There are...

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  • Land Mines

    Beware of the land mines -- be sure to pick up a map from the military office in Stanley if you plan on going hiking alone.

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  • Falling in love...........

    The Falklands are dangerous! Very dangerous indeed, as it's one of the few places on Earth which really takes on you the moment you step out of the plane. Not like the Indian chaos or the lazy Tongan peace, but a quite, gentle feeling telling you that it's not going to be easy to leave.The Falklands are a fantastic place and I could easily imagine...

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  • Watch your step !!!

    Minefields,the Argentine left lots of them on various beaches,although they're all cordoned off,so theres no way you get on those beaches.

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  • There are a number of...

    There are a number of minefields still around, all of which are clearly marked. Be careful and obey warning signs.Another thing to be wary of is traying into firing range area's. There may still be unexploded ordenance lying around. Don't mess with what you don't reckognise.

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  • Beware of Mines!!!! Not too...

    Beware of Mines!!!! Not too much to worry about if you are on the bus tour they will not let you out near a mine field.

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