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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🎂Happy Birthday Ernest Shackleton!

Our team and friends in South Georgia toasted 'the Boss' on what would have been his 145th Birthday in front of Hope Point, King Edward Cove.

Ernest Shackleton died in South Georgia in 1921 and was buried in Grytviken cemetery, near our King Edward Point Research Station.

The original Hope Cross was erected by Shackleton's crew to commemorate his death. A photo of them remains in a capsule within the Cross.

Find out more about our research at King Edward Point and development of the new wharf for the RRS Sir David Attenborough on our website: www.bas.ac.uk/polar-operations/sites-and-facilities/facility/king-edward-point/
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