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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.

  • 13/05/15: The April 2015 'News and Events' can be viewed 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.
  • 15/09/14: The South Georgia Visitor Management Plans have been updated and can be downloaded here.
  • 01/07/14: Information for Visitors, the Visit Application Form and the Post-Visit Report Form have all been updated for the new season. Download here.
  • 11/06/14: On April 30th 2014 the charterers of a longline vessel, fishing under licence in the SGSSI Maritime Zone, were issued with an Administrative Penalty Notice for a breach of licence conditions. The full notice can be downloaded here [pdf].
  • 04/06/14: The May 2014 GSGSSI briefing to IAATO Members can be downloaded here.
  • 23/05/14: The GSGSSI 'Reindeer Eradication Project End of Phase 2 report' can be downloaded 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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