Tag Archive: seal

Jun 02

Namibia – Lies, Ecocide, Sex Tonics and Fraud

Namibia, with its population of roughly 2 million, is a country in Africa that prides itself as having an impressive track record when it comes to conservation. A vast portion of her income is derived from tourism while accolades and awards are touted in order to lure foreigners to holiday there. Glossy magazines promote the …

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Dec 30

Mass die off of Cape Fur seals

The Cape Fur seal, Arctocephalus Pusillus Pusillus, endemic to the waters of South Africa and Namibia is currently undergoing a mass die off. This has been confirmed by independent eye witnesses from both countries. In 2006, an estimated 300 thousand seals died of starvation in Namibia. This is the largest recorded mass die off of any …

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Jun 09

Open Letter to SA MP RE her Calls to Reintroduce Seal Slaughter

By the early 1900’s, Cape fur seals in Southern Africa had been hunted to the brink of extinction and government was forced to intervene.  The slaughter continued in South Africa under regulations of the government until 1990.  Millions of seals were brutally slaughtered for their fur, oils and genitals.  Namibia is now the only country …

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Apr 08

Drone Project

We are currently building a conservation drone to help us monitor the wild Cape fur seal populations in Southern Africa. Cape fur seals are a threatened species.  They are listed on Appendix II of CITES and have lost more than 95% of their preferred habitat.  Global warming has resulted in seven major mass die offs …

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Jan 10

Reward offered!

We are offering a R5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone found to be shooting or in any way intentionally harming seals in South Africa. The Cape fur seal is a protected species.  Under the Seals and Sea Birds Protection Act (South Africa), it is illegal to harm these …

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