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)

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Albatross Conservation Stamps Launched Today

GSGSSI is delighted to announce the launch of its latest stamp issue ‘Albatross Conservation’. The stamps have been developed in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to raise awareness about the conservation status of South Georgia albatross and the joint work being undertaken to better understand and protect these iconic birds.
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Government Supports New PhD Studentship on Albatross Conservation

The Government is pleased to be supporting a PhD studentship on albatross conservation in partnership with NERC, BAS and RSPB. The project will take place over 3 years from October 2017.
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Marine Environment & Fisheries Manager

The Government is recruiting a Marine Environment & Fisheries Manager to oversee the management of the unique marine environment of this UK Overseas Territory to international standards. The role is available on a 3-year contract. The closing deadline is Friday 21st July.
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About

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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Webcam

Webcam situated at King Edward Point. Transmitting 24x7, every 10 minutes.
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