CHEERS is dedicated to the general well-being of harbor seals and to vigorous enforcement of applicable law for their protection. Alerts will be posted here of documented instances of continued disturbance or threats to harbor seal safety and habitat; Cheers will be posted when new efforts have been made to extend protection.
updated 10.18.18

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Alerts Archive

CURRENT - Iceland
Danger of extinction declared

British Columbia, Canada
Seal cull proposed to "protect" salmon

Monterey, CA
Recreational drone operation disturbing nursery

Protection reduced and management captures begun

United Kingdom
Off-shore wind farm construction noise

Downeast, Maine
Recreational watercraft disturbance

United Kingdom
Trapping and "culling" by fishing interests

Casa Beach, La Jolla - NEARLY RESOLVED! See recent Cheer!
Harassment and failure of protection

Elkhorn Slough, CA
Disturbance by wildlife tours

Pt. Bonita Trail, GGNRA - RESOLVED! See Cheers Archive
Disturbance and failure of protection

Bolinas Lagoon, MCOSD
Disturbance and harassment

Drakes Estero, Pt. Reyes - RESOLVED! See recent Cheer!
Threats to habitat in National Seashore by oyster farm