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.
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.
October 30, 2023
Enhanced Measures for Terrestrial Protected Area Introduced For South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
September 01, 2023
Biosecurity Handbook Update Released
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.
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.