We really can make a difference you know!
In an era where many of us have anxieties about the biodiversity, climate and cost of living crises, it is easy to get depressed and feel disempowered. But we shouldn’t.
Radical change is built form incremental actions and…Read More
Seal pups in need
The 2023 SW UK pupping season kicked off in earnest around the same time as last year in the last week of August (with a trickle of pups prior to that). This is EARLY! Records seem to suggest that the pupping season is moving forwards by a few days each year, now overlapping with…Read More
Protect Baby Seals
The SW seal pupping season has just begun!
Newborn Grey seal pup born this week. Taken with a Nikon P1000 3000mm zoom lens from a distant clifftop out of sight from mum and pup.
We love developing new partnerships, especially ones focused on helping seal pups. It is…Read More
Sea Change: Seals
The Seal Research Trust (SRT) is renowned for its citizen science photo identification research. A key element of this work is our post release monitoring of rescued and rehabilitated seals released from a variety of centres. In 2021, SRT published a peer reviewed paper in Marine Mammal Science summarising our findings from an incredible…Read More
Seal law change
It has been quite a week …… as we have made a lot of progress towards our overall aim of getting seal disturbance made illegal (as it is with whales and dolphins).Tuesday saw MPs debating ‘Seal protection’ in Westminster Hall led by Sarah Olney MP.Thanks to Mary Tester from Thames Seal Watch, Sarah Olney…Read More
Defra MCW Code
New Marine and Coastal Wildlife Code
We are all super excited that Defra has launched a brand new Marine and Coastal Wildlife Code. This is something we have been working on with Defra’s wonderful Lara Turtle (Seal’s policy advisor) and team for over 18 months.
Why do seals…Read More
Space for Seals
Brigstow Institute Seedcorn Funding project ‘Space for Seals’ backgroundIn 2021, The Seal Research Trust (SRT) published a report commissioned by DEFRA called the ‘People Protecting Precious Places Project’. This detailed that seals were experiencing a statistically significant increase in disturbance as a result of human interactions throughout the summer months and that tripper boats…Read More
It’s an honour – MBE!
Sue Sayer, Founder and Director of the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust (CSGRT), also known as the Seal Research Trust (SRT) nationally, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours 2023.Sue has dedicated over 20 years to marine conservation and in particular the UK’s native, heritage seal species. Her volunteer dedication, leadership…Read More
We transform field surveys into digitised data that helps create resources to inspire people about seals
We have had another action-packed year here at CSGRT thanks to an enormous voluntary team effort!2022 has seen us create a volunteer Conservation Team to help spread expertise and…Read More
Climate change is affecting us all! To preserve a liveable planet we need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. Already the planet is 1.1 degrees warmer than in the 1800’s. This is the greatest challenge humans face. We need to completely change the way we live our lives, particularly in terms of energy….Read More
Loose the loop
The horrific and shocking injuries from looped items have been an issue recorded by the Seal Research Trust since 2000. Given the unique data set we hold, we are able to provide useful background evidence to help drive and support solutions to the ever worsening issue of marine plastics. This time, we collaborated with Keep Britain Tidy’s…Read More
Help nature save us
Protecting nature protects us.
The planet doesn’t need a plan B, we do.
Without nature we have no air, water or food.
We already face triple crises – climate, environmental and biodiversity.
Failure to act over the next decade will see future generations doomed.
Securing the future of our species depends on us protecting the…