Give wildlife space. Do not feed. Be kind
South Devon is one of the locations fortunate to regularly see Grey Seals. These are however a globally rare species so The Seal Project was set up to monitor and protect these amazing creatures, reduce negative impact factors and raise awareness of the importance of protecting them.
Along with these Globally rare Grey Seals we are fortunate to also monitor and record a small number of Common Seals. We observe, record & recognise many of these seals as they return time and again to our shores.
Our core message is;
Give wildlife space. Do not feed wild seals. Be kind.
Estimated UK grey seals
South Devon coast miles
TO ADVANCE THE CONSERVATION OF THE GREY SEAL POPULATION IN TOR BAY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA OF DEVON, IN PARTICULAR BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY DEVELOPING RESEARCH AND PROVIDING APPROPRIATE PROTECTION OF GREY SEALS. EXPANDED NOW TO INCLUDE THE
FEW COMMON SEALS SEEN IN THE AREA. WE ARE ALL INCLUSIVE!
TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION AND INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT ABOUT THE GREY & COMMON SEALS, RANGING FROM TALKING TO THE PUBLIC WHILST OUT AND ABOUT, TO PROVIDING AND DELIVERING EDUCATIONAL PACKAGES TO SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES IN AND AROUND SOUTH DEVON, ALSO HOLDING TALKS & PRESENTATIONS TO ALL GROUPS WHICH ARE TAILORED TO SUIT ALL AGES.
What we do
We are working alongside students from Plymouth, Exeter & Bournemouth Universities.
We also have Duke of Edinburgh Students along with other keen and interested volunteers taking part in surveys, blogs, vlogs and website work.
No age barriers, just a willing mind, a camera, a fondness of the outdoors and an interest in these amazing creatures. Even if you've never encountered a seal in the wild before - once you have - there's no turning back! You will be hooked!
See how you can join us.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Be a part of our team.
From volunteers helping with surveys, to people helping process seal photos for identification purposes, spreading our message through handing out leaflets, being great at art or being a whizz on the computer, or social media - if you can help, please get in touch!
Come and survey seals with us, join us for a walk & talk. Be prepared for all weathers, we watch seals at all times of day from hours you possibly didn't know existed! But they are the best hours of the day!... we also do normal hours!
Share your seal photos, photography skills, social skills, spreading awareness of these amazing wild creatures. Help us at stalls & fetes, to sell items to raise vital funds. Sing, dance and get us noticed! Provide IT or social media skills. Arty, creative skills... come up with ideas we haven't thought of!
We would love to hear from you!!
Send us seal sightings, promote us in any way you can and tell your friends about us. One thing we've learnt is as a coastal community, so many local people have no awareness of the amazing wildlife on our doorsteps. Let us share this with you and in turn, them.