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|Date:||24 Jan 2001 18:23:52 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "Munitions Fire Destroys South Atlantic Bird Sanctuary"|
Munitions Fire Destroys South Atlantic Bird Sanctuary To read the entire article go to: http://ens.lycos.com/ens/jan2001/2001L-01-23-10.html PORT STANLEY, Falkland Islands, January 23, 2001 (ENS) - A remote haven for South Atlantic seabirds has been all but destroyed in a fire started by British troops attempting to remove ordnance. South Jason Island is a nature reserve owned by the Falklands Government. It is an internationally important seabird site, which contained an estimated 1,750 pairs of black-browed albatrosses and 900 pairs of rockhopper penguins. That was until January 12 when United Kingdom military personnel visited South Jason to explode ammunition found at a site where two Argentinian planes were shot down during the Falklands War in 1982. Continued... http://ens.lycos.com/ens/jan2001/2001L-01-23-10.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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