HARBOR SEAL PROTECTION, RESCUE and REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
[ Zeehondencrèche - Lenie 't Hart ]
Pioneer seal rescue program in continental Europe.
(Lenie 't Hart's Seal Rehabilitation and Research Centre, est. in Pieterburen, Netherlands in 1971, was the first rehabilitation centre to obtain an ISO 9001 -2000 quality certificate.)
[ Seal Rescue Ireland ]
Vigorous rescue/release program with over 35 volunteers. Originally started in County Kerry in 2010.
(more help needed for current extreme strandings increase in Donegal in 2017)
[ A Seal Centre ]
Just opened in July 2014. this independent marine mammal sanctuary had 35 seals in house on 1/14/15.
Part of the EHBZ (Dutch initials for 'First Aid for Marine Mammmals') stranding network, with regular aid stations on the coast of
South Holland and Zeeland.
[ The Seehundstation Norddeich ]
Center for information, breeding, research active in Germany since 1980.
Begun by "hunters" in 1971, disposing of 1,123 dead animals during 1988 PDV epidemic, open for public tours in national park.
[ The Seehundstation Friedrichskoog ]
Center for information, breeding, research active in Germany since 1985.
Founded and supported by the joint effort of municipal, regional, and national agencies as well as academic and conservation faculties.
[ Katastrofhjälp Fåglar och Vilt - Skåne Southwest ]
Regional branch of Swedish wildlife rescue association founded in 1979 in response to oil spills.
Seal rehabilitation began in 1988 with help from Pieterburen during PDV epidemic. Currently permitted for all seal species.