Hugo: Work on getting seals back to their original habitat -- islands. And getting these areas unbanned.
13.7: What is your most memorable moment working with seals?
Hugo: Saving of the life of my first seal.
13.7: Where do you want to be in 10 years?
Hugo: Enjoying seal colonies living on islands, with the seas teaming with fish, watching the baby pups grow up safe, free and secure.
13.7: What is the most important lesson you have learned from seals?
Seal Alert-SA was established in 1999 in South Africa by seal rescuer Francois Hugo as a direct hands-on organization to address the imbalances, cruelty and abuse that has plagued seals for over 600 years. Seal Alert-SA's primary roles are investigation, rescue and in-the-wild rehabilitation, free of all forms of confinement.
13.7 BILLION YEARS was launched in 2008 by New York-based artist, writer and environmental activist Reynard Loki as an armchair activist blog "covering daily news on conservation, natural science, the environment and animal rights -- with quick and easy ways to get informed and involved."
Visit the Seal Alert-SA blog at http://sealalertsa.wordpress.com.
- Sign a Care 2 petition boycotting tourism in Namibia until the country bans their seal hunt
- Sign a Seal Alert-SA petition to un-ban seals from a UNESCO World Heritage Island in South Africa to provide them with a safe location to breed and live away from the clubbing in Namibia