Cornwall Seal Group Analysis Belief is a multi-award successful, evidence-based marine conservation charity. What they do actually works. The belief helps a big community of energetic citizen scientists throughout SW communities, who routinely survey seals on their native patch. This offers seals a voice and permits the belief to guard them and their ocean dwelling.
Cornwall Marine Community are proud to assist the work of our community members at Seal Analysis Belief.
They lately launched their Annual Report for 2021 which was an ideal and transformative yr for them.
We want to share just some key headlines from their report:
- Three grassroots, community-based Stakeholder Teams had been set as much as shield delicate marine websites
- Completely unimaginable constructive suggestions from our exercise contributors exhibiting we had made a distinction to them, seals and the atmosphere
- Profitable completion of our Individuals Defending Treasured Locations Challenge Report for DEFRA by way of the Inexperienced Restoration Problem Fund administered by the Nationwide Lottery Heritage Fund
- Figuring out 134 totally different entangled seals with as much as 18 being sighted on a single survey, together with our first seals entangled in plastic flying ring canine toys
- Severe degree 3 disturbance affecting a stunning 1487 seals – as much as 79 seals stampeding into the ocean in a single incident
- 5235 seal surveys (a mean of 14 each single day of the yr) protecting 330 websites by 331 volunteers and 4 countywide seal censuses
- 123311 processed seal photographs for 12542 seal IDs together with 7 seals that we first met in 2000 and 4 from 2001
- Figuring out 192 totally different ex rescued, rehabilitated and launched seals with 18 being seen in a single survey
- SRT now represents seals on a number of nationwide and worldwide statutory boards
Sensible conservation actions that made an enormous distinction on the bottom from working with companions to guard the wandering walrus to creating the G7 Marine Mammal pleasant, as nicely on a regular basis grassroots interventions to assist everybody take pleasure in our globally uncommon seals with out affect, making our personal patch a greater place for seals to thrive.