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
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
10 Minute Rule Bill for better protection
If you had told us in 2020 we would be here today, despite a global pandemic, I would not have believed you. Wednesday Feb 9th is a milestone day after an incredible 2021 for UK seals. Tracey Crouch (MP for Chatham and Aylesford) is presenting a 10 Minute…
We are super excited!
Back in March we had a film shoot with the ‘Off the Fence’ filming team to record our slot for their new feature ‘Underwater Underdogs’ on grey seal conservation in Cornwall with Director and film maker Ed Maddocks.
This has been a wonderful collaboration for us with our rescue and rehabilitation partners…
Ministerial VIP Visit
Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust hosted a 2 hour visit from Environment Secretary George Eustice to highlight the increasing challenges facing the UK’s globally rare grey seals.
Highlights of our discussions with George included:
● We all need to enjoy, respect and protect our native grey and common seals
● Seals are chronically disturbed (up to every 14…
G7 Op Marine Mammal
Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust and other local marine wildlife groups would like to thank our security services for their help during the G7.
Our local Police Rural Affairs Officers Chris Collins and Julian Fry set up a Marine Advisory Group to collaborate with key marine mammal related groups operating in Cornwall. Led by Abby Crosby…
Do not disturb!
This year, the public are being urged to ‘GIVE SEALS SPACE’
• Campaign launched by Seal Alliance and government to help protect seals from human disturbance
• Just 25% of young seals survive to the age of 2 and interactions with the public can lead to mother and pup fatalities
• UK is home to…
Our Green Recovery Challenge Fund ‘People Protecting Precious Places’ project is all about working with new audiences to spread key environmental messages further and wider.
Our seas need saving for future generations by reaching out to build relationships with new audiences
Being a charity championing the natural world can be hard. We all feel more…
A seal history first
For some of us, seals play a very big part of our lives. Adge Lane routinely surveys seals on his local patch in northwest Wales, keeping a watchful eye for issues and alerting others when something interesting has been seen. You just never know when a routine survey is going to turn out to be…Read More
Green and blue recovery
It has been a tough year for everyone, but at CSGRT, we are ending 2020 on a high, with something wonderful to celebrate!
Excitingly, we have been awarded our biggest grant ever by the Green Recovery Challenge Fund to:
Help people have amazing seal experiences without impact
Create ‘Watching Seals Well’ resources (website, signs, leaflets)
Simon Reeve in Cornwall
It had been an incredible year for media coverage here at CSGRT with appearances on Countryfile and Springwatch by the time Freddie from Beagle Media got in touch. Freddie was directing and producing a new TV series. He would be documenting writer and presenter Simon Reeve as he journeyed across Cornwall to explore the incredible…Read More