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

Enhanced Measures for Terrestrial Protected Area Introduced For South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (30th October 2023) Today the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has introduced a comprehensive Management Plan and new regulations to further protect terrestrial habitats and the remarkable animals and plants found there. In 2022, the entire…

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

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in brown skua populations on Bird Island, South Georgia (23rd October 2023) Following reports of several potentially symptomatic birds and unexplained mortality by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) staff, testing at the Animal and Plant Health Agency laboratories in Weybridge has been confirmed the presence of Highly Pathogenic…

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Biosecurity Handbook Update Released

The latest version of the Government of South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands Biosecurity Handbook is now available online.

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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SGSSI Marine Protected Area 5-Year Review Science Symposium

Search Generic filters SGSSI Marine Protected Area 5-Year Review Science Symposium On the 13-14 June 2023, GSGSSI launched the second 5-year review of its Marine Protected Area (MPA) 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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Regulated Activity Permits Season Open

Search Generic filters Regulated Activity Permits Season Open  June 7, 2023 The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands is delighted to announce that applications for Regulated Activity Permits (RAP) for the 2023/24 season are now open. If you are planning to come to South Georgia, and your activities involve: collection of samples…

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Darwin Plus Main: Round 12, 2023/24

Search Generic filters Darwin Plus Main: Round 12, 2023/24  April 26, 2023 The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (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…

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