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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‚Äôs death.¬† The explorer has been commemorated in place-names across South Georgia and the Antarctic; there are over 250 either associated with Shackleton himself…

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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 ‚Äď the British Antarctic Territory Order in Council 1962/400. This…

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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,…

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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of previous laws had been in place since 1990, when existing laws at the time were revised and consolidated, replacing outdated colonial legislation.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…

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Gazette #57 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette has been published today, 17 December 2021. This special edition covers December 2021 and is an important record of our new suite of legislation. Read the latest Gazette in full

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Glasgow Glacier

As part of a regular series on the meaning of place-names in the Territory, this latest edition focuses on an enormous body of fast-moving ice in West Antarctica, which has been formally named the ‚ÄėGlasgow Glacier‚Äô to mark the Scottish city hosting the COP26 climate change conference this year. The Glasgow Glacier is one of…

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Gazette #56 Published

The latest edition of the British Antarctic Territory Gazette was published today, 1 December 2021. This covers the period December 2020 to November 2021. This is an important record of all BAT legislation, orders, appointments. Read the latest Gazette in full

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2021 Stamp Set: Final Voyage of the RRS James Clark Ross

    In March 2021 the RRS James Clark Ross arrived in Harwich having completed its final season with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The ship‚Äôs five-and-a-half-month mission was to deliver scientific and operational staff to Antarctica, and to resupply the UK stations in Antarctica for another year. In 1991 the RRS James Clark Ross…

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2021 Stamp Set: 30th Anniversary of the Environmental Protocol

The British Antarctic Government are happy to present our new stamp set to celebrate the signing of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (Environmental Protocol). This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Environmental Protocol, which provides a comprehensive framework for the protection of the Antarctic environment. This unique…

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2021 Stamp Set: Blue Belt Programme

  The Government of the British Antarctic Territory is pleased to release a set of four stamps in celebration of the Blue Belt Programme. These stamps highlight some of the key elements of the Blue Belt Programme around the British Antarctic Territory. The UK Overseas Territories (OTs) are home to globally significant biodiversity. The UK…

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