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Title of the project

Seehundstation Friedrichskoog


Core tasks of the station are comprehensive information and education, animal welfare-friendly breeding of harbor seals and gray seals, and application-oriented research initiatives to protect the species.

Hunters are involved in the localisation of abandonned seal pups and responsible for the recovery of the pups (only certified seal hunters are allowed to do this). The animals will then be brought to the station to be nurtured and relaeased back into the sea.


Country Germany
Level Local
Site Friedrichskoog, coast of Northern Sea
Region Schleswig-Holstein (Wattenmeer/wadden sea)

Starting date


Habitat Types


Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Ramsar, National protected area,


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Threatened species
Species Type Mammals
Name(s) of main species Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina), Gray seal (Halichoerus grypus)

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Seehundstation Friedrichskoog e.V. (http://www.seehundstation-friedrichskoog.de/en/)
Other partners LJV Schleswig-Holstein (http://www.ljv-sh.de/)Community Friedrichskoog (https://plus.google.com/communities/113677272693497724162), University of Kiel Dep. for marine biology (https://www.mnf.uni-kiel.de/en/einrichtung/sektion-biologie-1), National Park Wadden Sea (http://www.visitdenmark.com/west-jutland/nature/wadden-sea-national-park), Nabu (https://en.nabu.de/issues/species/12105.html)