Press Coverage

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Phase 4 2018: Survey and South Georgia declared rodent free!

The success of the Habitat Restoration project was recently featured in this wonderful news site for young readers:
Read the full article (pdf file) by clicking here or on the images below!


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The Guardian: Rat free South Georgias huge rodent eradication project in pictures (click on image below)

Mike Richardson on BBC World Service:

One of the members of Team Rat has published a super series of photographs of his time with the Habitat Restoration team which culminated in the recent announcement that South Georgia is rat free. Find the photos at the link below…


The Canadian Broadcasting Company Interviewed the Habitat Restoration Project director Dickie Hall.

Read the CBC transcript here, listen to the interview below:


Dickie Hall was also interviewed on the BBC Radio 4 PM program. The interview starts with the song of a South Georgia Pipit!


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FOSGI President Denise Landau featured in Colorado Local News!

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Other TV:
BBC Breakfast
Scottish TV

Other Radio:
BBC Inside Science and World Update
BBC Radio Scotland

Press and articles:


Post Phase 3 coverage

Reclaiming South Georgia (a book of this name telling the story of the 3 baiting phases is available)


Prof. Tony Martin who was the Habitat Restoration Project Manager during the 3 baiting phases, gave a talk on 22 April 2017 at the Cambridge Conservation Initiative #EarthOptimism Cambridge which was part of a global celebration of successful nature conservation.


Stills from the the Earth Optimism day conference in Cambridge, UK 2017: From left to right: Prof. Tony Martin and two of Sir David Attenborough commenting on Tony’s work on the Habitat restoration project which “warmed my heart”.

See Tony’s talk in the video below starting at time 18mins 16s

Sir David Attenborough’s comments quoted below on the project can be seen at 46min 57s
“Today is Earth Optimism day. Quite right too. We’ve heard marvellous stories of heart warming successes, splendid. And if I may say so Tony Martin, those pictures of South Georgia and what you did with those rats; that warmed my heart.”

Tony Martin named Conservationist of the Year by the Zoological Society of London

BBC Website 12th May 2016 “Dundee University professor named Conservationist of the Year”

Herald News: Scot who headed Georgia rat project named ‘Conservationist of the Year’



Phase 3 Baiting Operations

360° GEO REPORTAGE Documentary featuring our 2015 baiting operations.
“Bird Island – Alone among the penguins”
Shown 12th September 2015

BBC 1 Breakfast – repeated mentions throughout the headlines, and a live interview between presenters (from the comfort of their sofa) and Tony (from the deck of the ship!); unfortunately clips are not available via iPlayer due to issues with rights

BBC Radio 4 – From Our Own Correspondent (Begins 23 mins)

BBC Radio 4 – The Today Programme (Begins 7.22 mins and repeated throughout the headlines)

BBC Radio 2 and 3 – News

BBC World Service – Newshour (Begins 8mins)

CBBC Newsround

Scotsman (online and in print?)

Herald Scotland (online and in print?)

Birdwatch (online)

BBC news – Science & Environment (online article with video)

BBC news – Science & Environment (video clip)

BBC Radio Oxford (interview with Paul Wilkinson begins about 3:07:30)

BBC TV South Today (interview with Andy Bloxham and Paul Wilkinson from A2BAero, on demand not available due to rights issues)

KNPR News (Nevada public radio with audio clip)

NPR News (National Public Radio with audio clip)

Al-Arabiya News (online)

The Times – Opinion (page 23, 26 January 2015) Recent Press Coverage


Happy in Antarctica

Our FOSGI President Denise Landau had some fun in Antarctica recently

It’s all about the Pipit

The worlds most southerly song bird has a many fans, “dreaming of the South Georgia Pipit”