Westarctica seeks to engage technology and people in service of the environment while pursuing sovereignty for Western Antarctica.

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Just Smile.


Did you know that you can support Westarctica financially without making any changes to how you spend?


Through Amazon Smile, a portion of qualified purchases can be donated on your behalf to our 501(c)(3) company, Westarctica Incorporated.


To utilize this feature, go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You can then select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account,” and set your preferred charity to “Westarctica Incorporated.” From then on, you simply need to remember to utilize the smila.amazon.com URL when you do your shopping, and Westarctica will receive a quarterly donation that includes any money donated on your behalf.


This is a means of support that we are particularly excited about, as it doesn't divert any money from your budget!

Westarctica Worldwide

As a sovereign nation-state, Westarctica engages in foreign relations with many nations, micronations, and other international governmental organizations.  Grand Duke Travis has undertaken many state visits on behalf of Westarctica and has traveled widely to promote the country's interests and to help raise awareness of micronations in general.

Our foreign affairs program is currently headed by Count Stefan of Goldstream, Westarctica's Foreign Minister.  His Lordship is responsible for managing our Honorary Consuls and their activities around the world.

You CAN make a difference.

By taking action in support of Westarctica's ongoing conservation efforts, YOU will be an integral part of our fight against rising sea levels.

Simple actions include:

  • Recycling bottles, cans, glass, and paper.

  • Reduce consumption of meat.

  • Using post-consumer recycled paper products.

  • Reusing water bottles and plastic bags.

  • Utilizing public transportation or driving a hybrid vehicle.

  • Conserving water use in your home.

  • Patronize ecologically friendly companies.

  • Participate in a Climate rally.

Visit our Get Involved page for more ideas of how you can be an active part of Westarctica's mission.

"His Lordship" does have a nice ring to it...

Some nonprofit organizations merely recognize their donors, but Westarctica honors ours!


As a charitable corporation, Westarctica depends on the generosity of our supporters, and we're not afraid to thank them in a big way.


Our biggest donors and most enthusiastic supporters have the opportunity to become members of the Peerage of Westarctica in recognition of their lasting contribution to our charitable goals.


The Japan Times


11 April 2015

As Grand Duke of Westarctica, a triangle-shaped 620,000 frozen square miles of Antarctica that no real country has ever bothered to claim. Although his nation is [larger than] Alaska, none of its 300 citizens actually live there. But then nobody else does, either.

Westarctica is moving steadily to establish a frozen foothold in the large unclaimed portion of the frozen continent.  It professes an ambition to actually inhabit the land it's claimed, and then open it up to tourism.  Better pack the long johns.

In 2004, Travis exploited a loophole in the Antarctic Treaty to name himself Grand Duke of Westarctica on Marie Byrd Land – but the US Navy, which disapproved of its lieutenant's territorial claims, forced him to abdicate.

Lonely Planet


September 2006

The Independent


30 November 2014

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