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)

Grytviken Conservation Management Plan

The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands are pleased to release the final version of the Grytviken Conservation Management Plan. This document has been prepared by heritage consultants Purcell following recommendations from the SGSSI Heritage Framework Strategy.
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Biosecurity Detector Dog Programme for the South Atlantic

GSGSSI is pleased to announce an extended biosecurity detector dog programme. This follows a successful pilot programme, where specially trained dogs were deployed on vessels bound for South Georgia tasked with detecting rats and mice.
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South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands MPA Enhancements

The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to announce a range of additional measures for its Marine Protected Area which will greatly enhance the protection and conservation of the Territory’s rich marine biodiversity. Drawing on the recommendations arising from the recent 5-yearly review of the SGSSI Marine Protected Area, GSGSSI will extend the current MPA legislation across its entire 1.24m km2 Maritime Zone. No-take zones (NTZ), which will be closed to all commercial fishing activity, will be expanded to cover 23% (284,000km2) of the MPA; an area which greatly exceeds the size of the UK.
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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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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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