Galapagos Fur Seal

Galapagos Fur Seal

510.00
  • 145mm x 70mm

  • Hand sculpted

  • Stained porcelain & parian

  • Status in the wild: Endangered

  • 15% of profit sales are donated to support wildlife conservation efforts around the world

Whalers and sealers harvested Galápagos Fur Seals indiscriminately during the 19th century and there were few left by 1900. Although there was little documentation, the population recovered substantially during the 20th century. The Galápagos Fur Seal population declined by 77-80% from 1977 to 2001. Since then it is thought that the population has increased but is likely still reduced by 50%.  Their main threats to these seals is global warming, over fishing of their principal prey, tourism around the Galapagos Islands and plastic pollution in the ocean.

Please contact Charlotte directly if you would like to provide this Seal with a new home, or if you have any further questions at charlotte@marypack.co.uk

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