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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2 days ago

South Georgia Heritage Trust

#onthisday in 1916, with daylight breaking on them, Shackleton, Worsley and Crean reached Stromness whaling station after crossing the rugged and foreboding interior of South Georgia for 36 exhausting hours. The island had never been crossed before, but after landing in King Haakon Bay on the uninhabited side of South Georgia, the trio were left with no other option.

The whaling station manager was shocked by what greeted him as he opened his door. He barely recognised the three men standing there, whom he had last seen eighteen months earlier. They resembled, in Worsley's words 'a terrible trio of scarecrows', their clothing filthy and worn, skin blackened with frostbite, grease and soot, and their hair matted. The photo below shows the trio after a much needed bath.

#explore #discover #Antarctica #Shackleton #InspiringExplorers #onthisday

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3 days ago

South Georgia Heritage Trust

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When you realize taking a selfie at this angle gives you a double chin.
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