Today the UK Cetacean Stranding Investigation Programme have issued a new leaflet about the programme with a handy identification guide on the back. The leaflet gives information about why we collect information about stranded animals and the sort of information we collect. It also lists many of the organisations which help in the project
The ID guide illustrates the common animals that strand around the shores of the UK
If you would like a copy you can download one at:
Also today they have published their report for the 6 year period 2005-2010. This summaries the 3400 strandings that have been reported to CSIP over the 6 years. However we believe that some animals are not being recorded and encourage everyone to give us details of stranded cetaceans (and turtles, seals and basking sharks) using the freephone number 0800 6520333 or the email firstname.lastname@example.org
The report can be downloaded from the DEFRA website:
It is DEFRA who finance the project in England,with the Scottish and Welsh goverments supporting the project in Scatland and Wales respectively. Without this funding CSIP would be unable to their valuable work.