South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands: A Haven of Pristine Wilderness and Scientific Discovery

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Comprising two main groups of islands—South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands—this remote and uninhabited territory is renowned for its ecological significance and historical heritage. The South Sandwich Islands, located southeast of South Georgia, form an archipelago of 11 uninhabited volcanic islands.

The SGSSI Marine Protection Area: Guardian of the Southern Ocean

The South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands Marine Protection Area is one of the world's most significant and meticulously managed marine conservation initiatives. This large MPA was created to safeguard the region's diverse marine life while allowing for sustainable and regulated fisheries. It is situated southeast of the Falkland Islands. It encompasses the remote and rugged islands that lie between the South Atlantic Ocean and the Scotia Sea.