The shelter volunteers save seals that have suffered from human activities. In a small Dutch village Pieterburen is one of the world’s largest seal shelters, where center staff and volunteers return to the wild those animals that have suffered from human actions, from the pressure which it exerts on nature. Since the beginning of the work of the center in 1971, and the sea returned 14 000 animals. So the Dutch are trying to protect their fauna. How does the seal shelter Leni ‘t HART?
In fact, here in this tin bowl sitting in it the pup Tobbe started the history of research and rehabilitation center well-known biologist and animal activist Leni ‘t HART of the Netherlands in a small village Pieterburen, near Groningen.
In the waters of the Wadden sea (it is also known as Bodensee — the place itself is unique, a listed world heritage site) is home to two species of seal — common seal and grey (glennamaddy). Now, including efforts of Dutch and German animal advocates, the number of these seals are restored to normal, although they were fierce hunting until 1962
The activities of the centre, Ms. Leni ‘t HART is fully funded from private sources, through sponsorship donations.
Leni has an amazing ability to find funds for its activities in the year it collects two and a half million euros from about 55 000 donors. Now the centre is staffed with 29 permanent staff members — doctors, biologists and 20 volunteers from around the world who gain here knowledge and experience.
Laziness is spreading its experience to other regions, in particular, continues to struggle for prohibition of the hunting of seals in the Caspian sea.
The center is located about a dozen pools of different sizes with simulated marine salt water and visitors can watch the animals being very close:
Perfect cleanliness and order. However, this Dutch trait in General. Here you could chat with the pups. They all get here in different ways: someone brought fishermen, somewhere glazastik find on the shore, the centre has its own rescue team. The Dutchman, seeing a wounded animal, is obliged by law to report it by calling 112. So these seals are in the center of the Laziness.
On seal a meal, by the way, spends about 180 000 euros per year:
Those kids that come here still quite inexperienced, do not know themselves there and they need to feed. Then it passes, they learn quickly from the neighbors by the pool.
Seals, despite their appearance, the creatures are very strong and can bite so that Mama do not cry. Therefore, behind them the eye Yes an eye.
Among them is awfully curious. What’s that in your hand?