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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.

The South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Laws site can be accessed here.

Latest News

Read the past Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands’ (GSGSSI) latest news and updates here.

November 14, 2023

SGSSI MPA Review – The Next Steps

The SGSSI Marine Protected Area is currently undergoing its second 5-year review. Following on from the highly successful science symposium held in June 2023 and an internal Protected Area Management Evaluation (PAME), GSGSSI will be hosting a review workshop in December.

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 October 30, 2023

Enhanced Measures for Terrestrial Protected Area Introduced For South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Today the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands has introduced a comprehensive Management Plan and new regulations to further protect terrestrial habitats and the remarkable animals and plants found there.
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 October 23, 2023

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in brown skua populations on Bird Island, South Georgia.
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 September 01, 2023

Biosecurity Handbook Update Released

The latest version of the Government of South Georgia & 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, along with the steps in place to detect them and limit their spread should they arrive.
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 August 07, 2023

GSGSSI Annual Report

The Chief Executive of GSGSSI is pleased to publish the Government’s Annual Report for 2022.
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 July 20, 2023

Marine Protected Area 5-Year Review Science Symposium

In June, GSGSSI launched the second 5-year review of its Marine Protected Area with a two-day science symposium. Over 80 participants joined us at the Aurora Innovation Centre in Cambridge and hybrid access enabled many additional experts to join remotely.

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 June 7, 2023

Regulated Activity Permits

The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is delighted to announce that applications for Regulated Activity Permits for the 2023/24 season are now open.

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