South Georgia Heritage Trust

Inspiring the Environmental Guardians of Tomorrow

We work to protect and raise awareness of the incredible wildlife and unique heritage of South Georgia, a UK Overseas Territory famed for its penguins, glaciers and Shackleton’s epic adventure. Through this appeal, you will be supporting our education work with children and young people in the UK.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC036819)

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Championed by Green Match Fund


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Rugged, isolated and icy, South Georgia is quite literally at the end of the earth, too distant for most people ever to visit. Yet it has an important story to tell, of exploration, exploitation and extraordinary wildlife recovery. An estimated 94% of the UK’s unique biodiversity occurs in its Overseas Territories, but unless UK citizens can relate to these far-off places, understand the threats they face and learn lessons from the past, the future of these islands’ wildlife is not assured.


With your help, we will tell the story of South Georgia’s remarkable wildlife, heritage and recent conservation successes. Through teaching materials that cross the boundaries of science, art, history and geography, we will share the wonders of the island’s wildlife with UK school children and explain how close we came to losing species like whales. Our goal is to give students the knowledge, inspiration and empathy to tackle the complex environmental issues that impact South Georgia and beyond.