Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are situated about 350 miles (487 km) east of the South American coast. They consist of two main islands, East Falkland and West Falkland together with 776 smaller islands. The islands are a self-governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. A small scattering of hardy souls inhabit the islands generally earning their living from sheep farming. The real lure of these remote isles is the wildlife. Birds and marine animals are in abundance and have little fear of humans.