The story of the whale at South Georgia

The story of the whale at South Georgia

South Georgia Island declared rodent-free after centuries of infestation

The world’s largest rodent eradication project was declared a success in May 2018, read how with your help we made history and created a brighter future for the island’s birds. Thank you to all our supporters. You made this possible!

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 successful 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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South Georgia Heritage Trust

Timeline PhotosHave you ever seen anything like this? 😍
No? We’re not surprised! The light-mantled albatross is notoriously difficult to spot, and their chicks are even harder to find.
It’s not that they’re necessarily very good at camouflage, it’s more that this bird is your #1️⃣ introvert 🙈 They are completely solitary at sea, and the only one of our #AlbatrossStories species on #BirdIsland that prefer to nest only in pairs and away from larger colonies.
When they are chicks, they have distinctive mask-like complexions 🎭 These later turn into that iconic white crescent around the adults’ eyes which gives them their latin name of ‘Phoebetria palpebrata’, or ‘moon-faced goddess’ 🤩
It’s just SO fluffy 😭
📷: Oli Prince Photography
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