Common Seal

Rescue & Release

At the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, we have lots of local activities you can support or get involved with!

We work hard to protect every part of our oceans and sea life that lives within it, whether the threat is man made, due to population changes in the wild, or an effect of global warming, we take action.

Our Conservation Successes

  • Breeding
  • Seal Rescues
  • Re-homing
  • Campaigns

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Whales & Dolphins Campaign

SEA LIFE believes it is wrong to keep whales and dolphins in captivity.

No matter how spacious, no captive facility can ever provide such far-ranging, highly social and highly intelligent animals with the stimulation they need for a good quality of life.

That is why SEA LIFE is supporting the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society’s campaign to put an end to dolphinariums, and why we would urge you to lend your support too by following this link and making your own ‘origami’ whale to be presented later this year to the European Parliament. More >>


Gweek specific conservation

Seal Rescue

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Seal Rescue

What to do if you find a Seal?

Seal rescue

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Seal Rescue

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Seal rescue

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, and it's sister brand SEA LIFE, annually rescues, cares for and returns to the wild more than 100 orphaned, injured and sick seal pups each year.

Marine Animal Rescue

Seal Rescue

We also rescue other creatures that need our help, including rare sturgeon, dolphins, Minke Whales and Sea Turtles. In 2009 a rare Kemps Ridley Turtle found close to death on a beach in southern England was returned to the wild off North Carolina.

Re-homing

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The Cornish Seal Sanctuary provides permanent homes for damaged and disabled creatures rescued and in need of homing, that would otherwise have been killed or put to sleep.

By show casing all of these beautiful creatures that have found their way to live with us, we can engage with our visitors to help you to understand how small daily routines and changes can count towards the survival of many of our creatures at no cost or little effort!

Occasionally we rescue and care for other, more unusual creatures. Insert copy about dolphin rescue

Campaigns

Campaigns

We are active campaigners and do all we can to raise awareness of the critical issues facing the creatures of the oceans. We have been involved with lots of campaigns: the WDCS 2010 Stop Whaling Campaign, petitions to force the Greek government to improve conservation of sea turtle nesting beaches, helping to outlaw the grisly shark-fining industry, and reducing the impact of by-catch on vulnerable species. And it won’t stop there. We will always be involved.

Our Commitment to Conservation

Here at The Cornish Seal Sanctuary we care deeply about our oceans, the creatures that live above and beneath the surface and those we are lucky enough to have in our care. We are experts in husbandry and will only keep creatures that we know will thrive in the displays we create for them.

We are campaigners and activists, doing all we can to preserve the precious life that dwells in our oceans. As well as the practical breeding, homing, rescue and rehabilitation of ocean dwelling creatures we also petition governments, host conferences and help raise awareness of all kinds of important marine issues.

Working with other Groups

We are proud to work alongside lots of important environmental groups. These include: Greenpeace, The Marine Conservation Society, The Shark Trust, The Isle of Man Basking Shark Survey, The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, The Wildlife Trust, the Worldwide Fund for Nature and others.

We have financed vital field projects and have hosted exhibitions, fund-raising events and press conferences to help wildlife charities draw attention to particular marine conservation issues.

Aiding Research

Education & Awareness

We attract over ten million visitors every year. This gives us a unique opportunity to increase awareness of, and support for, a wide range of marine conservation issues. We do this by placing an emphasis on environmental concerns wherever possible.

We also organise and host high profile conferences and events to attract the attention of the industry, media and general public. These events cover marine issues ranging from the controversial Alaskan seal cull to shark finning, whaling and the erosion of coral reefs.

Find out how you can get involved during your visit.

More about our conservation

Stop whaling

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Help us stop whaling

Conservation of turtle nests

Turtle nesting

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Back from the brink

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The spiny Seahorse

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