Rescuing Seals That Get Stranded By Storms


BRENDAN PRICE from the Irish Seal Sanctuary talks to Noel McGuinness about the organisation’s work.

The Irish Seal Sanctuary is a professionally run Wildlife Hospital, Rescue and Rehabilitation Facility. It is a registered charity and to date has received no State or Government grant or funding. It is sustained entirely by voluntary effort and financed by donations from the public and grant bodies.

Ireland has 6,000 km of coastline excluding islands and has jurisdiction over 18% of European waters. The ISS provides a rescue and rehabilitation service for the entire country. Over the past 16 years it has seen a dramatic increase in the demand for its services. They currently deal with in excess of 1,000 telephone calls per annum reporting injured or distressed seals, or marine related incidents.

The Irish Seal Sanctuary deals mainly with seals, (Grey seal and Harbour Seals) but has also rescued dolphins, porpoises, otters, deer, numerous birds in distress and even a Siberian tiger.

Duration: 12'18" DATE: November 23, 2012
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Brendan Price
Themes:Local News
Keywords:Seal Sanctuary, Wildlife, Marine Life, Animal Welfare
LocationIreland Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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