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Fighting to Save The Caspian Seal
From Extinction

Caspian Seals

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The Caspian Seal is on the brink of extinction and action must be taken immediately to save the species. The population is in critical decline – numbers have decreased by more than 90% over the past 100 years. Today, there are fewer than 70,000 left.

The seals have suffered from the effects of climate change, growing levels of pollution and from the spread of disease. They are also still hunted, both legally and illegally – threatening them further.

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In 2019, Aselle Tasmagambetova established the Caspian Seal Research and Rehabilitation Center (‘CSRRC’ or ‘the Center’) to fight for the protection of the Caspian Seal.

Working with the Government of Kazakhstan, and with the governments of all countries on the Caspian, the Center is campaigning for legally protected safe zones as well as for the introduction of a moratorium on seal hunting.

A Message from the Founder:
Aselle Tasmagambetova

​Caspian Seal populations are now dangerously low
– action must be taken now to stop them from being wiped out completely.

Conditions have become so bad that over the past few years we have seen many incidents of mass seal fatalities. Over the past 100 years, hundreds of thousands of seals have perished. Saving the seal has become my number one priority.

Kazakhstan and the Caspian region are my home. I am dedicated to preserving the environment so that my children and grandchildren can enjoy the beauty of the landscape as I do.


The Center plans to organise fundraising and awareness raising events. We will be working with the governments of the countries surrounding the Caspian Sea to put an end to the hunting of seals and to establish legally protected safe zones.

Check back here to see
the date of our next event!
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