Argentine President Alberto Fernández spoke before the United Nations' 76th General Assembly Fernández about his country's “legitimate and imprescriptible sovereignty rights, over the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and the surrounding maritime spaces that make up part of the Argentine national territory.”
The Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands announced the release of a new stamp set to celebrate the recovering ecosystem of the Territory and in particular whales, according to the latest edition of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Government Newsletter.
Following a horizon scanning exercise that identified marine invasive species as a key threat, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) is embarking on a marine bio-security project with the Falkland Islands based South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI).
Scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), and international collaborators have this week published the first detailed research on the sounds made by southern right whales on their high latitude feeding grounds at South Georgia.
The Government of South Georgia and South Sandwich Island, GSGSSI is committed to facilitating visits without compromising the high standards in safety and environmental protection. The GSGSSI website now includes the latest information and details of the upcoming 2021/22 tourism season.
After a thorough and competitive recruitment process, the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands announced that the next Chief Executive will be Laura Sinclair Willis.
The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) has unveiled plans to designate Terrestrial Protected Areas covering the entire landmass of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, some 3,800km2.
Seabird mortality in fisheries is a global problem and a major driver of the continued decline of many seabird populations. Unless appropriate mitigation is in place, longline fishing can cause high levels of seabird mortality.
British Overseas Territories South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands have issued a series of coloured titanium coins highlighting the fin whale. The coins are produced y Pobjoy Mint.
39 years ago, Operation Paraquet – a subsidiary of Operation Corporate – led to the successful recapture of South Georgia by British Armed Forces. This followed an initial incursion on 3 April by the Argentine military, which was one of the earliest flashpoints of the Falkland Islands War.