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)

Protect, Sustain, Inspire

Today we start sharing the headline vision, values and goals for the fresh values-driven approach to the stewardship of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands that will lead us through the next 5 years. The launch is the culmination of a huge amount of work across the whole team, consulting widely with colleagues and stakeholders openly about what the future activities and goals on South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands should be.
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Heavy Fuel Oil (Prohibition of Carriage and Use)

In December 2018, following the first 5 year independent review of our Marine Protected Area, a series of enhancements to the MPA were brought into legislation in mid-2019. We additionally committed to prohibiting the use and carriage of heavy fuel oil through our Maritime Zone by 31 December 2020.
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South Georgia Newsletter

The October – November Newsletter can now be read: RAF A400m Aircraft Conducts Reconnaissance On A68a Iceberg; SGSSI Celebrates Inaugural Polar Pride Day; Smell A Rat? How Biosecurity Dogs Safeguard South Georgia’s Ecology and more.
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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 Strategy

SGSSI Strategy outlining key objectives and responsibilities.
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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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