SUPPORTING LEOPARD SEALS
Understanding and protecting a New Zealand resident
Leopard seals are pagophilic (ice-loving) creatures that have been sighted on shores near the Antarctic, such as New Zealand and the Cook Islands!
They are also an 'indicator' species, meaning they can tell us a lot about the health and well-being of an ecosystem.
Although we know leopard seals as an apex predator in the ocean, there is still a lot of research to be done about these fascinating species.
Leopardseals.org is a non-profit organisation based in New Zealand, that work tirelessly towards leopard seal research and advocacy. One of their most notable works have been changing leopard seals' status from 'Migrant' to 'Resident', meaning they are now a protected species in New Zealand through legislation!
To find out more about Leopardseals.org, visit their website: