Send a sea lion some love

By AG Society | April 19, 2016

Donate today to support the Australian sea lion (Neophoca cinerea).

THE AUSTRALIAN SEA lion is unique to our southern coastline, and as few as 15,000 remain. Of these, 85 per cent are found in South Australian waters. It was almost hunted to extinction, but is now protected as an endangered species.

Despite this, sea lions often die as pups, and other threats include pollution, disease, entanglement in fishing gear and illegal shooting.

Donations will support the Wilderness Society and the Great Australian Bight Alliance work to increase awareness about the dangers to the species.

Funds will also support the monitoring work of Dr Simon Goldsworthy at SARDI, via the Nature Foundation SA.

VIDEO: Watch playful Australian sea lions. CREDIT: Darren Jew/Australian Geographic