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)

Darwin Plus Main Initiative: Round 11, 2022/23

GSGSSI is proud to promote and encourage science that contributes to developing and upholding best-practice environmental management and that supports the active management and good governance of the Territory. We are therefore delighted by the announcement of the latest round of Darwin Initiative funding and welcome applications that will contribute to the broader aims of the Government.
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Short Film Celebrating 40 Years Since Liberation

In 1982, the island of South Georgia experienced the only armed conflict in its history. Forty years on, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands commemorates the liberation with the following video.
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40th Anniversary Of Liberation Stamp Set

In 1982, the island of South Georgia experienced the only armed conflict in its history. Forty years on, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands commemorates the conflict and reflects on the progress of the island since that time.
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South Georgia COVID-19 Restrictions

South Georgia remains free from COVID-19. Extra precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.
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South Georgia – A Visitor’s Guide

‘South Georgia – A Visitor’s Guide’, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
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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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Visitors

Find out how to set foot upon the shores of one of the most beautiful islands on the planet.
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SGSSI Stewardship Framework

SGSSI Stewardship framework – a values driven approach to “Protect, Sustain and Inspire"
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Marine Protected Area (MPA)

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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