Our mission – to protect South Georgia’s environment and preserve its history
The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia is one of nature’s paradises and is rich in 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 past damage to its environment, to protect its wildlife now and in the future, and to preserve the human heritage of the island which so clearly shows the best and worst of humanity.
From 2008 to 2018, with the help of its USA affiliate FOSGI, SGHT successfully raised funds and carried out the world’s largest rodent eradication on South Georgia, saving native birds from extinction and increasing by millions the numbers of endangered seabirds on South Georgia. By telling the story of South Georgia’s past, SGHT hopes to inspire the island’s visitors to support research and conservation work that help protect our precious natural world.
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.
- Sir David Attenborough speaks in the latest GSGSSI visitor film about the recovery of South Georgia’s wildlife
- Majestic: SGHT & FOSGI August 2020 Newsletter now available
- “It was a different end to the season than anticipated…” March 2020 SG Museum blog
- Message from our patron HRH The Princess Royal
- New exhibition space at Sandefjord Whaling Museum
- ‘Astonishing’ blue whale numbers at South Georgia
- Blog: South Georgia whale expedition in full swing!
- Quark Expeditions passengers continue to raise generous sums to support the rodent detection programme
- SGHT calls world’s artists to enter competition to celebrate whales
- South Georgia featured on David Attenborough’s new BBC series
- Humpback whales on recovery path
- Generous support for our South Georgia Museum Curator
- Sarah Lurcock appears on AntArctic Stories podcast
- Polar Latitudes is helping to raise funds for environment and heritage projects on South Georgia this season!
- Albatros Expeditions support SGHT South Georgia projects