Responsible Wildlife Watching

The Cornwall Marine and Coastal Code Group is a partnership, coordinated by Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust, with the aim of encouraging responsible wildlife watching. Its purpose is to make marine encounters good for wildlife as well as for people and businesses. Cornwall’s coast and inshore waters are being used more and more and at this particularly busy time of the year their key messages are:

  • Keep your distance, never follow, chase, touch or feed wildlife
  • On the water, keep your craft movements steady, constant and predictable
  • Keep away from groups of animals, hauled out seals, and sensitive breeding sites
  • Call our hotline to report incidences of animals being disturbed 0345 2012626
  • Aim to leave all marine wildlife as you found it.
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To see the group's range of resources, you can visit the new Cornwall Marine and Coastal Code website.