The Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) is writing a strategic framework for managing the territory between 2021 and 2026.
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.
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.
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.
Toothfish, Construction and Good Riddance to Rats
Following the success of our online talk – Whales, Mountains and Penguins – in June, we are holding another one. We are repeating the successful format of three short talks followed by questions from the ‘floor’. The event will be hosted via the online platform Zoom. For those unfamiliar with Zoom, we can forward instructions on how to download and use the app if requested.
Place: The comfort of your own home. SGA Members will be contacted by email with registration details. We will also keep you updated here, and on the FaceBook page.
Date: Wednesday 9 September 2020
Time: 7PM (1800 GMT for overseas participants )
The meeting invitation will be sent out on Tuesday 8 September to the email address you have provided.
NB – you do not need to ‘sign up’ to a Zoom account in order to attend this meeting.
Tell your friends: Please feel welcome to invite non-members to participate – the more the merrier! (There is a maximum audience of 300 people).
The South Georgia Association is delighted to announce the award for the 2020 Morag Husband Campbell medal for 2020 to Caradoc ‘Crag’ Jones, ““For contribution to fisheries management and scientific studies, and for championing adventurous travel, exploration and mountaineering on South Georgia”“. The medal will be presented to Crag at the next Association meeting.