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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19 hours ago

South Georgia Heritage Trust

Timeline PhotosThis is one of my favourite wandering albatross photos I took on South Georgia. Witnessing their elaborate dance routines is so special. I hoping to see some again over the next couple of days as this morning we set sail for Antarctica. .
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#wanderingalbatross #albatross #seabird #seabirds #seabirdersaturday #albatrossstories #southgeorgia #southgeorgiaisland #antarctica #antarcticadventure #antarcticexpedition #your_best_birds #natgeo #canon #conservation
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3 days ago

South Georgia Heritage Trust

Timeline PhotosIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ❄️

Although there’s snow all year round in this part of the world, #BirdIsland feels particularly festive. Families of all four #albatross species have returned to the island to be reunited with their parents, chicks, or partners 💕

More and more wandering albatross are starting to return across the island, and some have started renovating nests ready for this season’s egg laying - those late Christmas presents that will arrive around New Year’s!

The black brows and grey heads are keeping their new eggs already laid cosy and warm all over the island, and the light-mantled albatross couples are snuggled up somewhere secret, keeping themselves well away from all the socialising and carol-squawking... 🎄

📷: Steph Prince
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4 days ago

South Georgia Heritage Trust

Brilliant photo Oli! Thank you for being part of Team Rat for SGHT and FOSGI!I’ve taken literally thousands of pictures of King penguins, but not many that also have a dog. This was taken when we were checking to see if rats had been successfully eradicated from #SouthGeorgiaIsland. Spoiler alert- the rats were gone!

I was lucky enough to spend every day hiking with this little guy and his handler on the hunt for any signs of rats.

The penguins were intrigued having never seen a dog before but Wai took it on his stride.
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#conservationdogs #dogsofconservation #penguin #penguins #penguinsofinstagram #southgeorgia #eradication #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #terrier #wildlifeconservation #conservationstories
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6 days ago

South Georgia Heritage Trust

Timeline PhotosIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ❄️

Although there’s snow all year round in this part of the world, #BirdIsland feels particularly festive. Families of all four #albatross species have returned to the island to be reunited with their parents, chicks, or partners 💕

More and more wandering albatross are starting to return across the island, and some have started renovating nests ready for this season’s egg laying - those late Christmas presents that will arrive around New Year’s!

The black brows and grey heads are keeping their new eggs already laid cosy and warm all over the island, and the light-mantled albatross couples are snuggled up somewhere secret, keeping themselves well away from all the socialising and carol-squawking... 🎄

📷: Steph Prince
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7 days ago

South Georgia Heritage Trust

Hurrah! It's good news for the charismatic giant petrels on sub-Antarctic South Georgia!

The first complete census of their populations on the island shows an increase in numbers between 1980s and the mid 2000s. Northern giant petrels increased by 74% and southern giant petrels by 27%.

Read the study co-authored by Dr Richard Phillips from BAS: bit.ly/2Rmo3eN
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