South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean.  Stunningly beautiful and rugged, this island wildlife sanctuary, once visited, is not easily forgotten. Its snow covered peaks, blue glacier ice and emerald green bays are breathtaking sights.

It is a real “oasis” in the stormy southern oceans and is home to amazing wildlife like penguins, albatrosses, seals, whales and petrels.

LATEST NEWS      (News Archive)

South Georgia Stands Ready To Welcome Visitors

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a range of obstacles to navigate in order for the 2020/21 tourism season to take place, however GSGSSI is committed to meet the challenge and facilitate visits where possible, without compromising on our commitment to safe and environmentally sensitive tourism. South Georgia remains free from COVID-19 and we will be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors. We have been working on a detailed plan to help deliver a tourism season and develop measures to provide the safeguards needed to protect South Georgia.
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South Georgia Newsletter

The April – May Newsletter can now be read: Sub-Antarctic Island Celebrates Shackleton Day With New Wharf For The RRS Sir David Attenborough; Toothfish Season Underway At South Georgia; Latest Videos And Photos.
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‘Future South Georgia’ competition

Deadline now extended to the 14th of June: We are writing a plan to help protect South Georgia and its wildlife and we need your help! South Georgia is a special place. Right at the bottom of the Atlantic, near Antarctica, it is home to more seabirds and seals than anywhere else on earth. Our plan will describe how we will make sure that South Georgia remains safe and protected, and a place that can be enjoyed for years to come, and we’d like your ideas.
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South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is a UK Overseas Territory situated 800 miles SE of the Falkland Islands.
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Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed

Fisheries

Find out how the South Georgia fishery is managed.
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SGSSI Strategy

SGSSI Strategy outlining key objectives and responsibilities.
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Visitors

Find out how to set foot upon the shores of one of the most beautiful islands on the planet.
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Marine Protected Area

GSGSSI has created one of the world’s largest, sustainably managed Marine Protected Area that encompasses the entire SGSSI.
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GIS

The South Georgia Geographic Information System enables access to spatially explicit information about the environmental landscape.
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Consultations

View current GSGSSI consultations plus an archive of previous consultations with outcomes.
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Webcams

Two webcams situated at King Edward Point and Larsen House. Transmitting 24x7, every 10 minutes.
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