BEN WATKINS

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - British Wildlife Photograph­y Awards 2018 -

RE­HA­BIL­I­TATED GREY SEALS BE­ING RE­LEASED INTO THE WILD Grey seal, Hail­choerus gry­pus Corn­wall

Based on pup pro­duc­tion, the UK is home to 38 per cent of the world’s en­tire pop­u­la­tion of grey seals. In Corn­wall, there are nu­mer­ous or­gan­i­sa­tions and char­i­ties work­ing to­gether with the com­mon goal of con­serv­ing this iconic species. The work mainly con­sists of non­in­va­sive tech­niques that keep hu­man in­ter­ac­tion with the seals to a min­i­mum, only ever step­ping in when it is nec­es­sary for the seals’ sur­vival.

Cat­e­gory spon­sored by The Wildlife Trusts

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