Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Saving the Saimaa Ringed Seal
Finnish Association for Nature Conservation has established a petition to save the most endangered seal in the world, the Saimaa Ringed Seal. According to their petition, "Humans are their sole enemy. Banning net fishing only part of the year has not been efficient enough. Straight after allowing net fishing on July this year, several seal pups were found drowned in nets. Fishing restrictions need to be year-round. Nesting peace is also essential for Saimaa ringed seal's survival. Coastal building in their habitats must be strictly limited."