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.

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South Georgia Newsletter

The January 2022 Newsletter can now be read: Bob Burton; Covid-19 Policy For Visiting Vessels; New Research and Monitoring Plan for the Marine Protected Area; Spatial Segregation of Seabirds at South Georgia; Sir Ernest Shackleton Service and more.
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Bob Burton

GSGSSI was very saddened to hear of the passing of Robert (Bob) Burton last Saturday, 15th January. Bob had an association with the island spanning over seven decades having first visited in 1964 and in 2018 received the Morag Husband Campbell Medal.
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Centenary of The Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Today it is 100 years since the death of Sir Ernest Shackleton. To mark this occasion, South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory and the Falkland Islands, have joined together to release a series of stamps celebrating his life and achievements.
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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

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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