Welcome to Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust


CSGRT Crowdfunder: 75% raised, but only a few days left…big push to get there!

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Seals are amazing – iconic and charismatic but also at risk. Photo identification enables us to recognise hundreds of individual seals by eye.
Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust is a multi-award winning, evidence-based marine conservation charity. What we do really works. We give seals a voice and protect them and their ocean home. Each seal’s fur pattern is unique and enables our volunteers track them for life. Seals face many challenges, yet we all depend on them to balance our marine ecosystem. This is essential to make the oxygen we breathe. Seals are our globally rare wildlife tourist attraction, helping diversify coastal economic prosperity.

This year, we cancelled all events because of COVID-19. Events bring donations and grants to fund our activities. We have a £50,000 shortfall, so we have a Crowdfunder appeal to raise £20,000. This will fund our Marine Ranger programme, giving us 12 months to find other support for our pioneering Photo ID, coastal monitoring, volunteer training, school activities, public events, reports, consultations and policy/planning recommendations.

Please help us by taking part: Please donate, enjoy our rewards, share us across your social media and send us your seal sightings. THANK YOU!

Meet our seals:
GHOST. A world record breaking mum – 16 pups in 17 years on exactly the same beach!
LUCKY BUNTING. Seriously injured by entanglement, we rescued her, giving her a second chance – she has since had her first pup.
LEWIS. We’ve tracked him since he was born in 2000 and discovered he commutes 285km between N Devon and SE Cornwall.
TULIP BELLE. First identified in 2001. She’s had 4 pups in the Isle of Man and returns to Cornwall, 450km away, in between.

Everybody loves to see a seal in its natural habitat. Children squeal with delight and it creates a memory for the whole family. But ours in the UK need protection as they are one of the rarest seal species in the world. Even with 34% of the entire world population, there are still more red squirrels in the UK than grey seals.



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