News Archive

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.[...]
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.[...]
Today we launch a consultation on our proposed success criteria & milestones for the delivery of Protect, Sustain Inspire. Your views on these proposals are welcomed.[...]
The July – August 2021 Newsletter can now be read: Safeguarding South Georgia’s Blue Belt; GSGSSI Annual Report; Darwin Plus Initiative; Ecosystems In Recovery – Whales and more.[...]
A new Research and Monitoring Plan is being launched today to help support the management of the SGSSI Marine Protected Area. The RMP is designed to be a framework through which any interested scientists and stakeholders are encouraged to collect, access and analyse data, including relevant baseline data and indicators.[...]
Owing to scheduling changes caused by delays to the South Atlantic Airbridge, the reception to celebrate Toothfish Day that was due to take place on Monday 13th September, has been rescheduled.[...]
Today the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands are delighted to announce the release of a new stamp set to celebrate the recovering ecosystem of the Territory and in particular whales.[...]
The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has been working with the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Falkland Islands Communications Regulator to be able to re-issue amateur radio licences for the Territory.[...]
The Chief Executive of the GSGSSI, Laura Sinclair Willis, is pleased to publish the Government’s Annual Report for 2020.[...]
Following a horizon scanning exercise which identified marine invasive species as a key threat, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is excited to embark on a marine biosecurity project with the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute.[...]
The April – June 2021 Newsletter can now be read: Happy Midwinter From Team GSGSSI!; GSGSSI Chief Executive Officer And Government Officer Posts; Financial Statements And Audit Report and more.[...]
GSGSSI is committed to facilitating visits without compromising our high standards in safety and environmental protection. Our website now includes the latest information and details of the upcoming 2021/22 tourism season. South Georgia remains free from COVID-19 and we’ll be taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.[...]
GSGSSI announces its intention today to designate Terrestrial Protected Areas that will cover the entire landmass of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands. This announcement is an important step to support the aspirational vision of ‘environmental recovery and resilience through world-leading evidence-based sustainable management’ as detailed in Protect Sustain Inspire, the new stewardship framework for the Islands published in January 2021.[...]
GSGSSI is delighted to announce the appointment of Laura Sinclair Willis as our new Chief Executive Officer and also the recruitment of our new Government Officers.[...]