How it started...
As part of my job as a kayaking guide, I have spent thousands of days at our local Cape Fur Seal colony at Pelican Point, Namibia. I felt a huge sense of responsibility when I encountered my first entangled seal about 9 years ago. I managed to catch and free it of a fishing net. What started as an opportunistic rescue, has now become my calling with over 1500 seals rescued.
The world-wide surge in environmental awareness and the global desire to create a better world for us and our children has put our work in the spotlight on social media. Together with my wife and the support from conservationists, activists and animal lovers from all over the world, we have taken our work even further by starting Ocean Conservation Namibia as a private initiative to rescue as many seals as possible from an unnatural and undeserving situation.
We have several project ideas ranging from beach cleanups, public awareness campaigns, local research and monitoring initiatives, as well as ocean rubbish recycling and mitigation.
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Your support makes OCN possible. Thank you.
Naude Dreyer and the OCN Team