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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 sea and land birds, seals and other amazing creatures.


SGSSI Strategy: 2016-2020

01/05/15:GSGSSI have prepared a draft South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Strategy for the next five years (2016-2020). Comments and views of all stakeholders are welcome. Details here: here.

  • 27/07/15: The June 2015 'News and Events' can be viewed here.
  • 24/07/15: The 2014-2015 tourism season saw a record number of cruise ship passengers with over 8,000 passengers on 65 ship visits. Full details in the Annual Tourism and Visitor Report here.
  • 29/06/15: The Alien Plants on South Georgia Season Report 2014-2015 can be downloaded here.
  • 12/06/15: The Information for Visitors to South Georgia Booklet, the Visitor Application Form, the Post-Visit Report Form and the Biosecurity Protocols have been updated for 2015 here.
  • 09/06/15: SGSSI gazettes for 2014 and 2015 can now be downloaded here.
  • 05/05/15: The 2015 GSGSSI briefing to IAATO members can be downloaded here.
  • 27/03/15:The Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands is delighted to announce the declaration of the extension of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. Full details and press release here.
  • 02/03/15: The SGSSI Financial Statements for the year ending 31st December 2013 are now available to download here.
  • 26/02/15: The 2015 Krill Information for Applicants and Licence Application Form can be downloaded here.
  • 28/10/14: Latest fishing data here.
  • 26/10/14: A press release regarding the rodent incursion response at KEP can be viewed here.
  • 16/09/14: Following its five-yearly Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment, the South Georgia Patagonian toothfish longline fishery has, for the third time, been certified as a sustainable and well- managed fishery. MSC is the world’s leading certification and ecolabel program for wild-caught environmentally sustainable seafood. Press release here.


  • The 'Island of South Georgia' iPhone/iPad App can be downloaded free from Apple's App Store.
  • SGSSI legislation documents from 1985 to 2013 can now be downloaded here.
  • The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) Plan summarises the current status of work at SGSSI, and provides guidelines for a prioritised programme of future work. Details here.
  • Expedition Reports from 2004-2014 can now be downloaded here.
  • The South Georgia Geographic Information System (SGGIS) enables researchers and the public to see the islands' environmental landscape in a completely new way and will help to manage and protect the wildlife. View the South Georgia Geographic Information System here.

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