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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.


  • 31/08/15: The 2015 GSGSSI Annual Report is now available to download here.
  • 19/08/15: GSGSSI is pleased to announce that Dr Paul Brewin has been appointed to the role of Marine Environment and Fisheries Manager. Additionally, Richard McKee will be returning to join the team in Government House next month as Operations Director. Further details here.
  • 18/08/15: Updated and additional documentation for vistors to South Georgia are now available to download here.
  • 17/08/15: The July 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.
  • 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.


  • 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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