The Hawaiian monk seal is a species in crisis. There are currently fewer than 1,100 seals remaining and their numbers continue to decline by 4% per year. The challenges they face are numerous including shark predation, human disturbance and habituation, fishery interactions, habitat loss, entanglement in marine debris, infectious disease, and even intentional killings. If the current population trends aren’t reversed, it is estimated that by the year 2014, there will be less than 1,000 Hawaiian monk seals remaining.
Despite the many obstacles, there is hope. With focused protection and conservation efforts, the monk seal can be saved. Your support is urgently needed to help build the teams and programs that will save this very special species from extinction. Won’t you consider making a financial contribution or a commitment of time to ensure that the Hawaiian monk seal is preserved for generations to come.