Welcome to Ocean Conservation Namibia!
Namibia has a precious Cape fur seal population of roughly 1.5 million individuals all along its coast. These seals are exposed to illegally abandoned fishing gear and other marine debris that entangle, torture and kill them.
Naude and Katja Dreyer established Ocean Conservation Namibia in 2020 with the primary objective to help entangled seals and other marine animals along the Namibian coast. Through observation, direct action, exposure and education OCN hopes to motivate individuals all over the world to change their own behaviour towards a sustainable future.
In 2020, Naude and his team rescued over 600 seals from entanglement. In 2021, OCN has already done over 500 seal rescues.
The OCN team consists of several dedicated activists led by Namibian conservationist Naude Dreyer, who started rescuing seals more than nine years ago at Pelican Point. Over 650.000 subscribers follow OCN's rescue videos every day on Youtube. Each view, comment and share has helped to create more awareness for our seals' dire situation and the general condition of our oceans through the global reach of social media.
OCN does not receive any help from the government, all seal rescues are funded through private donations from all over the world and the sales of merchandise. Thank you for helping us and thank you for caring.
Naude and Katja & The OCN Team