Grytviken Conservation Management Plan (CMP)

The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands are pleased to release the final version of the Grytviken Conservation Management Plan (CMP). This document has been prepared by heritage consultants Purcell following recommendations from the SGSSI Heritage Framework Strategy.

A copy of the Grytviken Conservation Management Plan can be downloaded here.

This CMP is focused on the Grytviken Whaling Station, the first shore-based whaling station on South Georgia. Nowadays Grytviken is a focal point for South Georgia’s 10,000 seasonal visitors who all pass through during their visit to the island. The document provides a history of Grytviken, it explains challenges of conservation and outlines recommendations, guidance for future preservation and development of this important site. Some of the actions and recommendations outlined in the plan have already been implemented this season by the GSGSSI building team.