Annual Stakeholder Meeting

GSGSSI held its annual stakeholder meeting on Thursday 14 September. Hosted by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and chaired by Jane Rumble, Head of Polar Regions Department, the meeting drew over 70 representatives from South Georgia stakeholder organisations. GSGSSI set out an overview of the year and forward look to 2017/18 and this year invited presentations from stakeholders involved in some of South Georgia’s current projects. Stakeholders heard from the South Georgia Heritage Trust about the forthcoming rodent eradication monitoring work, Purcell heritage consultants about our draft heritage strategy and framework, UNEP-WCMC on our terrestrial protected area work, and GSGSSI gave an update on plans for the Marine Protected Area 5-year review. The meeting concluded with a reception on Whitehall.

A copy of the Government’s presentation, Annual Report of Progress – 2017, is available here.