The Seal Conservation Society intends to encourage and support small projects on seals relating to conservation, protection and welfare. We will list ongoing projects in this section, with periodic updates on each project. These projects will be carried out by volunteers in consultation with the Society. Any donated funds will be used to help fund small projects being carried out on a voluntary basis.
If you would like to make a donation to the Society, please contact the Society. If you wish your donation to be earmarked for a particular project, please let us know by sending us an email. We would like to thank those of you who made a donation during 2012. These funds will be used during the forthcoming seasons for the continuing seal pup development project (see separate page) and the new grey seal stranding and rehabilitation project (see description below).
If you have any suggestions or ideas for either a new project or an ongoing one, please contact us to discuss.
See also pages for Seal pup development project and causes of stranding, also under 'research'.
New project: Grey seal pup stranding and rehabilitation, Lincolnshire (autumn and winter 2013)
We are delighted that Emma Horton, an biology student at Manchester University, is going to carry out a study of grey seal pup stranding and rehabilitation in the autumn and winter of 2013. Emma hopes to create a 'decision tree' for grey seal pups. This would be a field guide to help decide when a pup is actually stranded and needing rescue, ad would be designed along the lines of the draft decision tree already developed for harbour seal pups (see the document to download from the 'causes of pup stranding' page). The project will be carried out in close cooperaton with Mablethorpe seal sanctuary and also other sanctuaries in the area working with grey seal pups.