South Georgia declared rodent-free!

World’s largest rodent eradication project a success.

South Georgia declared rodent-free!

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Unique South Georgia – preserving its history, restoring its environment

The sub-antarctic island of South Georgia is a unique place positioned in the Southern Ocean; it is one of nature’s paradises and yet it is also rich with historical heritage.

The South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT) aims to work with all who wish to preserve the island’s natural and historical heritage for future generations – to redress the damage to its environment done in the past, and to preserve the human heritage of the island which so clearly shows the best and worst of humanity.

The groundbreaking SGHT Habitat Restoration Project will save native birds from extinction and increase by millions the numbers of endangered seabirds on South Georgia.

Help us to preserve the island’s past and to create a better future for South Georgia’s wildlife.
Please make a donation to SGHT today.

 

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By popular request we just have to share this iconic image for #WorldPenguinDay.
Piper Kerr of the Scotia, March 1904 in Antarctica.
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BAS researchers studying high-res satellite imagery found Emperor penguins at Halley Bay colony have failed to raise chicks for last three years. This failure is associated with changes in the local sea-ice conditions.

Research indicates that many of the adult emperors from Halley Bay have moved to the nearby Dawson Lambton colony, seeking better breeding grounds as environmental conditions have changed.

Find out more: www.bas.ac.uk/media-post/catastrophic-breeding-failure-at-one-of-worlds-largest-emperor-penguin-c...
Photo: Christopher Walton
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The Morag Husband Campbell Medal was presented to Sally Poncet at the South Georgia Association AGM on April 13th.
The medal was presented "for outstanding contributions to the study and conservation of wildlife and heritage of South Georgia".
Sally, who has done field work on South Georgia for 40 years, was not able to be present, so the medal was accepted on her behalf by Patrick Lurcock, who read out Sally's thanks. In it, Sally emphasised the need to look after the island. SG News doubts anyone has done more towards that than Sally herself.
Image from SGA website www.southgeorgiaassociation.org/
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