News Archive

Today GSGSSI are delighted to announce the release of the second in a four- part series of stamps set to celebrate the South Sandwich Islands. Parts 1 and 2 of this series were approved by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and printed together in 2021.[...]
As a part of the Government’s wide ranging policy review, serveral new policy positions have been issued.[...]
The latest version of the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Biosecurity Handbook is now available. The Handbook details the procedures which are in place to help reduce the risk of harmful non-native species and disease entering the Territory and steps in place to detect them and limit their spread should they arrive[...]
Her Excellency the Commissioner expresses her deepest condolences, and those of all the members of the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, to His Majesty the King and the Royal Family on the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.[...]
Following a thorough tendering process, the Government of South Georgia has announced that the vessel Vinson of Antarctica has been selected to support a wandering albatross survey planned for 2024.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is pleased to announce the opening of the consultation period for the Specially Protected Area Management Plan and Regulations.[...]
GSGSSI wishes to update the specification as follows: The yacht/operator should be registered with IAATO, or demonstrate equivalent standards of vessel management and crew education, and have all necessary safety systems and insurances for operating in South Georgia. A revised closing date for applications is 29th July.[...]
Today, 5th July, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) announced the designation of the entire landmass of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) as Specially Protected Areas, fulfilling the commitment it made in the ‘Pathway to Protection’.[...]
In 2024, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) will be undertaking a census of wandering albatross on South Georgia alongside various complementary terrestrial monitoring activities. To support this, GSGSSI requires to charter a yacht. We invite operators to tender for the provision of this service.[...]
A new Data Portal is being launched today by the British Antarctic Survey and the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI), which will help to enhance the management of one of the world’s largest Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).[...]
The control and management of non-native species is a key factor in ensuring that South Georgia continues to be an ecosystem in recovery. Under the Protect, Sustain, Inspire framework, GSGSSI has committed to comprehensive invasive plant management. We are delighted to launch our updated Non-Native Plant Management Strategy to deliver that goal.[...]
Updated Regulated Activity Permit application forms for the 2022/23 season are now available. The application portal should be used by anyone wishing to visit South Georgia to conduct science or media activities. We are anticipating a high volume of applications in the coming austral summer so anyone planning a project is advised to begin the application process asap.[...]
GSGSSI is proud to promote and encourage science that contributes to developing and upholding best-practice environmental management that supports the active management and good governance of the Territory.[...]
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.[...]
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.[...]
SGSSI has been featured in the New York Times as a shining example of world-leading conservation with measurable positive impact. Charting the visible return of biodiversity within the territory during the lifetime of those who have worked there, the article showcases the role humans have to play in improving the natural environment whilst still living and working in it, underlining how governments can be a force for positive change.[...]
After a thorough recruitment and selection process, GSGSSI are proud to announce the appointment of Allison Kean as the our new Visitor Management Officer.[...]
Following a highly competitive recruitment process, GSGSSI are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Winn as our new Director of Operations.[...]
GSGSSI are pleased to announce the opening of the licence application round for the 2022 South Georgia toothfish fishery. For details on how to apply please contact the Director of Fisheries by email - dof@gov.gs[...]
Commemoration and celebration of the life and achievements of Robert ‘Bob’ Burton (1941-2022) will be held at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, at 1130-1500 on Saturday 9 April 2022. Restrictions in force mean that only a limited number of people can be accommodated in person at the venue.[...]
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is seeking your views on the proposed new Entry Control Ordinance. This Ordinance will replace the current Immigration legislation to put in place modern legislation to control the entry of persons in the South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands.[...]
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This week, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands was delighted to release a stamp set to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of The South Georgia Museum.[...]
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.[...]
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.[...]
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.[...]
Following a period of consultation, and subsequent review of responses, the GSGSSI have finalised and approved a policy for issuing Amateur Radio Licences using the Wireless Telegraphy Ordinance Cap 78.[...]
GSGSSI has published a policy to provide clarification for vessel owners, agents, passengers, and crew over the procedure in place to enable visitation to South Georgia whilst minimising the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to those based on the island.[...]
The preliminary report of the 40th meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources has now been published.[...]
Today the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands releases a stamp set to celebrate its involvement in the UK Blue Belt Programme.[...]