My Name is Naude Dreyer and I live in Walvis Bay, Namibia. I run a kayak tour company at the Pelican Point seal colony nearby. There are about 60 000 cape fur seals living in this colony and they need your help.
We have a massive problem with marine debris (mainly fishing lines, nets and packaging straps). Our seals are getting entangled in this ocean rubbish, eventually causing a painful death. My team of guides and myself have committed ourselves to catching and disentangling these animals to give them a second chance. Last year, we caught and released over 300 animals.
With your help, we want to purchase specialised equipment to help our seals, including industrial scissors, custom made nets, handling equipment and a tag monitoring systems. We also need to raise awareness within the fishing industry to implement change and educate our local fishermen to stop dumping trash overboard.
These things unfortunately cost money and with your help hopefully we can save more seals. Thank you very much.