The British Antarctic Territory is the UK’s largest Overseas Territory. It lies in Antarctica, the world's most southerly continent.

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2021 Stamp Set: Her Majesty’s 95th Birthday

The Government of the British Antarctic Territory is pleased to release a set of six stamps and a souvenir sheet in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday. Her Majesty celebrates her 95th birthday on 21 April 2021. The British Antarctic Territory and ten other postal administrations have agreed to co-operate in a fitting…


HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

  This week, the Union Flag has been lowered at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica to mark the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh on 9 April 2021. Prince Philip visited Antarctica in 1957, becoming the first member of the Royal Family to cross the Antarctic Circle. We pay tribute to his…


Her Majesty’s 95th Birthday Coin – 2021

To commemorate Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th Birthday, Pobjoy Mint have released a new 50-pence coin in her honour for the British Antarctic Territory. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has two birthdays to celebrate each year – her actual birthday is on 21st April whilst her official birthday is on 10th June. When Her Majesty…


Barbeled Antarctic Plunderfish Coin – 2021

The British Antarctic Territory is home to a diverse array of wildlife. Our latest coin release features the Barbeled Antarctic Plunderfish (Artedidraco skottsberg) which is found in the waters around the Antarctic continent from the near-shore to depths exceeding 600m. It is one of around 25 species of small predatory fish in the family Artedidraconidae…



This week, the Union Flag has been lowered at Rothera Research Station in Antarctica to mark the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

We pay tribute to his lifetime of service and his passion for science and conservation.

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It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

BAT are proud to be part of the exciting new @UKGovBlueBelt BRUVs network and to continue to uphold our commitment to Research and Discovery in Antarctica🌊🐠


📰 News: The UK is launching the largest ocean wildlife monitoring system in the world to help protect wildlife and biodiversity.

The underwater cameras will allow UK Overseas Territories to observe & manage ocean wildlife across their diverse ecosystems

Cambridge Festival 2021 (26 Mar - 4 Apr) is well underway! Visit our event page to view recordings of BAS events so far, take a look at our on-demand content, and see what's coming up later in the week! - #CamFest @Cambridge_Fest @NERCscience @UKRI_News

Antarctica is home to six different species of #seals: Fur, Weddell, Ross, Leopard, Crabeater and Elephant.

Can you identify which of the six are pictured below?🧐
#InternationalDayOfTheSeal #InternationalSealDay


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