International Red Cross delegation in Falklands explain mission to identify Argentine unknown war dead
VISITING members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have stated they are quite clear on the wishes of the Argentine families, in relation to the potential future identification of remains of unknown Argentine soldiers in the Darwin Cemetery.
The group of four, who are here to look at practical steps involved in such a mission, and make recommendations to the UK, Argentine and Falklands governments told Penguin News on Tuesday that was one of the points they had insisted on.
Delegation member Laurent Corbaz said they had been involved in identifying, “all of the families concerned with Darwin,” and had been concerned with identifying all of those linked to the Islands, “and yes we have been cross checking this list with access to all individual cases.”
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Travels and travails of Falklands seabirds
THE travels and travails of seabirds was the subject of a talk last week at the Chamber of Commerce by marine biologist Dr James Grecian, a marine biologist collaborating with SAERI, (South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute).
Dr Grecian told the audience that global seabird populations have declined by 70% in the last 50 years. The main impacts on the birds have been from fishing, predation by invasive mammals and climate change.
Although breeding colonies can be studied relatively easily to allow scientists to better understand behaviour and mortality rates, very little is known about the birds once they leave the breeding grounds.
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