Preserving a Unique Natural Treasure

Pupping season is in jeopardy

This past year the Seal Conservancy of San Diego fought harder than ever to protect the Harbor Seal Rookery at Casa Beach. As an organization, we elevated our efforts and took the bull by it’s horns! We worked closely with the San Diego City Council, the Mayor of San Diego and the California Coastal Commission. As a result, ALL supported seal pupping season closure of Casa Beach from December 15 through May 15, annually.

Unfortunately, this victory for the seals and their pups has been threatened.

On October 10th, Seal opponents filed a lawsuit against the City of San Diego and the California Coastal Commission to STOP pupping season closure. To see the suit, click here.

The Seals need your help….. Again!

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The Seal Conservancy of San Diego is analyzing this lawsuit but our resources have been stretched over the last year fighting the good fight and need to be replenished.  In order to effectively monitor this lawsuit and continue our Seal protection and advocacy mission, we are asking you to make a financial contribution.

You might be asking yourself why does the Seal Conservancy need money?  In addition to our volunteer Board of Directors, it takes a three-person part-time staff to manage and operate the organization and to retain other experts such as attorneys, data management and IT support.

Our budget is $6,000 a month including:thermometer

  • Daily operating expenses
  • Monitoring the beach
  • Data management
  • IT support
  • Policy monitoring and strategic planning
  • Government agency liaison
  • Legal analysis
  • Public engagement and presentations
  • Grant writing and submissions
  • Defending the hard-fought for Seal protections

Seal opponents are extremely well funded and are intensely dedicated to their anti-Seal cause as evident by this lawsuit and their October 9th proposal at the La Jolla Town Council to dredge the beach during (yes, during!) pupping season in order to kick the Seals out.

Please become a supporter of the Seal Conservancy of San Diego for $10 each month (2 coffee’s a month)…..or by making a one-time contribution.  We have over 25 recurring monthly contributors ranging from $10 to $100 to $1,000 per month but the majority of our revenues have been one-time contributions ranging from $10 to $100 to $2,000. 


Help us by making a tax-deductible donation of $10, $100, $1,000 or more.
Each dollar brings us closer to our goal of preserving the Casa Beach harbor seal rookery. THANKS!

Make a secure online contribution in any amount using a Credit Card or PayPal account

 or mail a check to:

Seal Conservancy of San Diego
PO Box 2016
La Jolla, CA  92038

All donations are tax deductible per IRS regulation 501(c)(3)


Please VOLUNTEER on Weekends
to Help Us Protect the Seals

What is the Seal Conservancy of San Diego?

  • A non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1999 to protect the Harbor Seal Colony of La Jolla
  • The only local organization exclusively dedicated to educating the public about seals and to advocating for enforcement of laws to protect the seals
  • Consists of a Board of Directors, Docents, and supporting contributors
  • Docents educate the public at the beach about seals and the need to protect them
  • Docents monitor and report seal harassment at the beach
  • Docents provide community outreach educational programs
  • The Seal Conservancy of San Diego is the spokesperson for the seals in the media, in courtrooms, and in public debates
  • The Seal Conservancy of San Diego does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


Seal Conservancy of San Diego Mission Statement

  1. To preserve the La Jolla Harbor Seal Rookery for ecological, educational, scientific, historic and scenic opportunities.
  2. To create and administer a docent program which provides environmental education for the public and promotes safe viewing of harbor seals at Casa Beach.


The seasonal closure at Casa Beach will be reviewed by the CCC in 2019. Help protect the harbor seal rookery by signing this petition.

43 signatures

Pupping Season Beach Closure Petition


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