Directorate of Policy, Economy & Corporate Services

Guidance Documents

The Environment Department has produced a range of guidance documents aimed at protecting our natural environment for the enjoyment of all. The guidance documents and leaflets can be downloaded below:

Countryside Code: Our Islands for all to enjoy 

The Countryside Code is here to protect our environment so it is there for all to enjoy. We ask that those visiting and living on the islands follow it when they are out and about.  The document is available in English and Spanish.

Countryside Code
Created: 2020-06-08 | Size: 1.35 MB

Countryside Code - Spanish
Created: 2020-11-30 | Size: 970.37 KB

Dogs in Nature: Advice for Dog Owners 

Our natural environment is for everyone to enjoy. We ask that dog owners follow this advice while walking dogs to ensure that the great outdoors are enjoyable for all and to protect our unique wildlife.

Dogs in Nature; Advice for Dog Owners
Created: 2020-06-08 | Size: 1.62 MB

Stanley Common: Information for our Community

Stanley Common is a place for the Community, accessible to all, for shared opportunities and with good infrastructure. It is a place of recreational freedom and activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding, dog walking and community sport.  Our Common looks to provide for conserving and protecting unique wildlife and nature and our heritage and culture such as peat cutting and memorials.

Stanley Common Leaflet
Created: 2020-06-08 | Size: 1.48 MB

Beach Driving Restrictions - Stanley Common
Created: 2020-11-27 | Size: 586.78 KB

Drones & Wildlife: For all Small Unmanned Aircraft 

Our wildlife is precious and unique.  If you are planning on flying your UAV around wildlife you must adhere to these guidelines.

Drones & Wildlife Leaflet
Created: 2023-11-15 | Size: 1.48 MB

Dolphins, Whales & Boats:  Guidance for all watercraft users 

The Falkland Islands are home to over 20 species of cetacean (whales, dolphins and porpoises) who come to our waters to rest, breed and feed.  This document provides guidance on what you can do, when you are out on the water, to protect them.

Cetacean Code of Conduct for the Falkland Islands
Created: 2020-07-08 | Size: 1.55 MB

Kidney Island: Guide information 

Anyone can be a guide as long as you have visited Kidney Island before and feel confident enough to take people there.  All we ask is that guides are responsible for our natural environment by following the Countryside Code and making sure the other members of your group do the same.

Kidney Island Guide Leaflet
Created: 2019-10-03 | Size: 837.92 KB

More infomation about Kidney Island can be found on our Kidney Island web page.

Earwigs: Control in home and garden 

Earwigs are an introduced pest that are spreading rapidly across the Falkland Islands.  Here you will find how to control this pest around your home and garden.

Earwig Leaflet
Created: 2019-10-03 | Size: 585.75 KB

Wildlife Diseases: Guide for landowners, farmers and visitors 

Seeing ill, sick, diseased or injured wildlife can be distressing.  If you do encounter it however, knowing what to do can help prevent further spread and keep you safe.

Wildlife Diseases Leaflet
Created: 2019-10-03 | Size: 1.05 MB

Wildfire Awareness: A camping fire not a “Camp Fire” 

White grass and shrubs are easily ignited, especially during warm, dry weather.  This can lead to the vast destruction of the area.  No one likes a camp fire.  You can prevent it by following this guidance.

Fire Risk Leaflet
Created: 2020-10-09 | Size: 668.3 KB

Stop Invasives Spreading 

Provides guidance on how to prevent the spread of invasive species around the islands.


Stop Invasives Spreading
Created: 2021-09-24 | Size: 1.34 MB

Water Resources: Tips for Saving Water at home  

Water is a vital source of life and we can all play a role in conserving and protecting this precious resource. Refer to this leaflet for simple water-saving tips you can do at home.

Water Resources: Tips for saving water at home
Created: 2022-03-21 | Size: 1.28 MB


Paper copies are also available from the Environment Department, the Post Office, FIGAS Stanly air terminal, and the Christie Community Library.


For more information, please contact the Environment Department on:

Phone: + 500 28449

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