British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

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2009-11-30 14:01:13

Volunteers needed for seal rehabilitation in the Netherlands

There is an immediate need for individuals with a marine mammal background to help with feeding and nursing seals back to health at one of the world's leading seal sanctuaries located in the Netherlands. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has worked with marine mammals and knows how to feed seals, to enhance their knowledge by volunteering at the sanctuary.

Seal Research and Rescue Center Lenie 't Hart in The Netherlands is overwhelmed with seals. Currently 150 individual seals are staying at the centre. Practically all are Harbour Seals suffering from longworm, but the season for Grey baby seals is approaching rapidly and more seals are expected.

All seals at the center are eventually released but not until a period of 3-6 months of recuperation.

Feeding young seals is not easy. To minimize the stress for the animals and increase their chances of survival experience is needed.

The Seal sanctuary in the Netherlands will pay for your airfare to The Netherlands and provide room and board for anyone who qualifies and has experience feeding seals. All you need is proper travel documents and pocket money.

More information can be found at: zeehondencreche.nl/home/stages_vrijwilligers_e.htm

If you are interested or if you know of anyone who might be, please email us.