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  • Acclaimed sculptor Anthony Smith has donated a superb albatross bronze to the South Georgia Heritage Trust to raise funds for the Habitat Restoration project Find out more by clicking on the image below.

Bronze albatross sculpture

 To join the bidding for this beatiful piece contact info@sght.org

  • At the 40th Conference of the Association for Industrial Archaeology in Dundee, 10 August 2013, Bjørn L. Basberg was awarded The Peter Neaverson Award for Outstanding Scholarship for his book The Shore Whaling Stations at South Georgia: A Study in Antarctic Industrial Archaeology.
    The award recognizes publications which have made the greatest contribution to the scholarship, knowledge and / or understanding of industrial archaeology. For more details on the award: www.industrial-archaeology.org. To purchase the book visit SGHT's online shop here.

    Prof. Basberg receives his award 

    Prof. Basberg received his award on the Frigate Unicorn in Dundee

  

  • Team Rat has completed the second year of Habitat Restoration fieldwork in 2013. This season the international team of eradication experts has tackled all rodent-infested areas to the west of the Greene, Thatcher and Mercer areas cleared in 2011. All indications are that those areas have now been rat-free for two years, and the birds are already benefitting. Pintail ducklings are fledging successfully at Grytviken for the first time in living memory! Over 50,000 hectares of infested land were baited in 2013 despite some of the worst weather in a decade, a tremendous achievement. 
  •  On June 26th 2012 at a St. James's Palace luncheon hosted by HRH The Princess Royal, the announcement was made that the Island Foundation would donate a  further US$750,000 to the Habitat Restoration project through SGHT's sister organisation FOSGI. The funds will be used to pay for bait in Phase 2 of the work.
  • The Friends of South Georgia Island organisation (FOSGI) was awarded 501(c) 3 status in December 2011. US donors can make a tax-deductible donation through the website at www.fosgi.org.

  • On 8th February 2012, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) awarded SGHT £250,000 of funding towards the South Georgia Habitat Restoration project.

Minister for the Natural Environment and Fisheries Richard Benyon said:'I’ve been captivated by South Georgia, ever since reading of the plight of Sir Ernest Shackleton as a child.With the centenary of this famous expedition just around the corner, we have a once in a lifetime chance to help return this precious habitat to an eeven better state than that in which Shackleton would have first discovered it. I’m delighted that the UK Government has been able to offer its support to this valuable work and hope that others may be encouraged do the same.’