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SGA Initiative Fund Award to RSPB for Educational Work in Japan

A grant has been awarded to assist this project by the use of social media to raise awareness of the impact of fisheries bycatch on South Georgian albatrosses. It aims to conduct public outreach in Japan and put pressure on government, tuna and other fisheries stakeholders to take action to reduce albatross bycatch.

Morag Husband Campbell Medal 2021 – Call for Nominations – Deadline Extended to 12 Feb 2021

The South Georgia Association is inviting nominations for the award of the Morag Husband Campbell medal for the fourth year.

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The Morag Husband Campbell Medal

The Medal has been made possible by a generous bequest from a long-standing and enthusiastic supporter of the Association, Miss Morag Husband Campbell.

It comprises a Sterling silver relief medallion, 60mm in diameter. The name of the recipient and the year will be inscribed on the reverse. It is intended to award the Medal every year or every other year depending upon nominations.

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Morag Husband Campbell

The Association has agreed that the Medal should be awarded to individuals who have contributed significantly to the understanding, appreciation and promotion of South Georgia. This would encompass

  • i) scientific studies as well as in the arts and humanities including culture, history, heritage, artistic endeavour etc.,
  • ii) adventurous travel and “exploration”, or
  • iii) activities which enhance the wider appreciation of South Georgia (e.g. in the media or through administrative functions).

Nominations (self-nominations are not permitted) should be made on an official Nomination Form available below and from the Secretary of the Association. to whom they should be sent no later than 31st December 2020. 12 February 2021.

The award would be made in 2021 at the Annual General Meeting of the Association. Given present uncertainties regarding Covid-19 in the UK the AGM may be either delayed or conducted by video streaming.

Professor David J Drewry
Chairman

Download the Nomination Form Here:

Morag Husband Campbell Medal Nomination Form 2021 (35 KB)

SGA Talks – Recordings available

The three talks, presented online on 26 November 2020, are now available on the South Georgia Association website.

Select ‘SGA Video Recordings’ from the ‘Resources’ menu on our website.

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November 2020 Newsletter Published

The South Georgia Association’s November 2020 Newsletter has been published.

Members’ copies will be in the post soon.
Members will be emailed a password to allow them to download an electronic copy from the newsletters page of this website.
Older issues are free for anybody to download.

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5-Year Strategic Framework Consultation

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) is writing a strategic framework for managing the territory between 2021 and 2026.

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2021-25 Management Plan Cover

The strategy is a follow-up to the 2016-2020 Strategy, which you can see here

SGA Members are encouraged to visit the GSGSSI website (see button below) to read more about the plan, read a copy, and submit any thoughts, comments or other feedback by 16 November.

Dictionary of Falkland (and South Georgia) Biography Update

David Tatham – researcher, erstwhile Commissioner for SGSSI, and chair of the SGA – informs us that the online version of his Dictionary of Falkland Island Biography continues to expand and has recently been augmented by its 1,500th photograph.

In 2010 the South Georgia Association helped to place copies of the original printed version in a number libraries and museums.

The following press release has more details, and below that you will find a link to the DFB website.

GSGSSI Visitor Briefing Film Updated

Photo – Steve Brown GSGSSI

The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands has released an updated visitor briefing film. Twenty minutes long, it is required viewing for all visitors to South Georgia before arrival, including pointers to ensure a low-impact visit. It is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and contains some stunning film footage from the BBC natural History unit.

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