The IUCN Species Programme and Species Survival Commission use current research to assess the conservation status of all species, subspecies and in some cases populations, of the world’s animals and plants, resulting in the Red List. Each group is classified under the following headings:
NE: Not Evaluated
DD: Data Deficient
LC: Least Concern
NT: Near Threatened
CR: Critically Endangered
EW: Extinct in the Wild
They play a prominent role in advising the conservation management actions of governments, NGO’s, charities and scientific institutions.
Seal Rescue Ireland are a registered charity, working in County Wexford, Southern Ireland. They rescue orphaned, sick and injured Grey and Common Seal pups throughout the country, rehabilitate them, and finally re-release them.