Global Ocean Legacy

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands 

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are situated more than 1,700 kilometers (1,050 miles) from the southern tip of South America in a remote expanse of the South Atlantic Ocean.  While mostly uninhabited by humans, the area hosts what could be the single largest concentration of marine species in the world.  In the past, the wildlife of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands was seriously depleted by over exploitation.  Pew and its partners are exploring the feasibility of enhancing marine protections in the waters around South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

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Global Ocean Legacy works with local communities, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments.

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Andrea Risotto

Manager, Communications

202.540.6510