Coat of arms of the Falkland Islands
The coat of arms of the Falkland Islands was granted to the Falkland Islands on September 29, 1948. It consists of a sheep on top of grass on top of a ship.
The ship represents the Desire, the vessel in which the English sea-captain John Davis is reputed to have discovered the Falkland Islands in 1592; the motto, Desire the Right, also refers to the ship’s name. The ram represents sheep-farming, until recently the principal economic activity of the islands. The tussock grass shows the most notable native vegetation.
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