SASSI was started in 2008 and will focus primarily on the conservation and preservation of the Cape Fur Seal.
Our main objectives are to:
- Raise awareness about the ongoing conflict between the Cape Fur Seal and humans in Southern Africa.
- Develop, publicise and advocate constructive methods to protect the Cape Fur Seal.
- Develop, publicise and advocate ways for the Cape Fur Seal and humans to co-exist harmoniously in all areas.
- Educate the public on harmonious co-existence with the Cape Fur Seal.
- Develop a working partnership with government for the enforcement and improvement of the current conservation law.
- Raise funds to further these objectives and to sustain the organisation and its future objectives.
Our secondary objectives will be to:
- Establishing rescue and rehabilitation facilities with governmental approval in the long term
- Establishing with governmental approval disentanglement teams and marine debris clean up systems
- Developing management plans to minimize harm to the Cape Fur Seal
Statistics show that between 53 000 and 70 500 people visit the seal colonies in Namibia every year, generating N$2-million in foreign earnings.