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 8-3-18

Cheers Archive

CURRENT - Two New Rescue Efforts
New centers in Washington and Ireland

Greater Thames Estuary, UK
Multi-year surveys and Action Plan

Lac des Loups Marin, Quebec
Rediscovery of Ungava (Kasagea) freshwater harbor seal

Native Alaska
Alaska Native Harbor Seal Commission 20th Anniversary

Iliamna Lake, Alaska
Endangered Species Act petition for freshwater seals

Video, Petititon, and Campaign - 11/18/16 Update!
Efforts for documentation, protection, and ethical treatment

Casa Beach and Drake's Estero, CA
Seals win at Coastal Commission and Federal Court!

Drake's Estero, CA
US Supreme Court rejects lease appeal

Drake's Estero, CA
Department of Interior lapses oyster farm lease

Bolinas Lagoon, MCOSD
Improved public education

Gulf of the Farallones NMS
Public education cards

Narragansett Bay, RI
Exemplary Seal Watch Water-based Tour standards

Long Island, NY
Exemplary Seal Walk Land-based Tour standards

Sausalito, CA
"Leave Seals Be" Campaign T-shirt and Sign

Pt. Bonita, CA
National Park Service closure of seal habitat to public use

Seward, AK
On-going remote monitoring of pupping and haulout sites