The comprehensive rescue service BDMLR provides in the UK is unique within Europe, with only a few other countries (for example, the USA and New Zealand) having a similar capability to respond to marine mammals in difficulty, wherever they are.

In Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, there are four organisations you can contact to report a stranding or an injured or sick seal. They will be best placed to help or advise, but bear in mind that their ability to respond may vary depending on location.

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland