Protecting the South Sandwich Islands

Today I’ve written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to ask him to make the oceans around the South Sandwich Islands a Marine Protected Area.

It’s important that we protect our oceans and this stretch of the British Overseas Territory is a globally important habitat, with half the world’s king penguins, 40% of the breeding population of grey-headed albatrosses (endangered), and 95% of the world’s Antarctic fur seals.

Protecting the area will stop krill fishing (an important food source for penguins, seals and whales) and ban any future developments. Find out more about this campaign at