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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Sir Ernest Shackleton

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on Sir Ernest Shackleton. 5 January 2022 marked the centenary of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death.  The explorer has been commemorated in place-names across South Georgia and the Antarctic; there are over 250 either associated with Shackleton himself…


60th Anniversary of the Formation of the British Antarctic Territory Coin – 2022

The British Antarctic Territory and Pobjoy Mint are delighted to announce the release of a brand new £2 coin to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the formation of the British Antarctic Territory in 1962. The British Antarctic Territory was officially established by a Statutory Instrument – the British Antarctic Territory Order in Council 1962/400. This…


2021 Stamp Set: Centenary of the Death of Sir Ernest Shackleton

  The British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands and South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands have joined together to commemorate the centenary of the death of the great polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922). Shackleton rose to fame in 1915 when his vessel, the Endurance, became trapped in pack ice and sank. Against all the odds,…


Publication of new Legislation for the British Antarctic Territory

The Government of the British Antarctic Territory has published a set of new laws for the continued effective administration of the Territory. The majority of previous laws had been in place since 1990, when existing laws at the time were revised and consolidated, replacing outdated colonial legislation. Since 1990 there have been developing demands and…



Its #PenguinAwarenessDay! 🐧🐧🐧

Emperor penguins' are at increased risk of extinction due to #ClimateChange & increasing extreme climate events such as glacial calving & sea ice loss.

@BAS_News Dr Phil Trathan explains more here:

📸Peter Fretwell, BAS

We are excited to present our new coin release £2 which celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Formation of the British Antarctic Territory Coin🥳🐧

You can find out more below 👇

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