Despite annual campaigns by the Agency urging the public not to approach seal pups, people either try to "save" them or take pictures to post on social media. Baby seals should have plenty of rest when they're on shore, and people should not put the animals' lives in danger by harassing them, said the Agency.
Latvian beaches have seals ashore every year in March and April. The best help a human can provide is leave the cute mammals alone. People should abstain from touching them and are urged to keep their dogs on a leash.
If you spot a baby seal that appears wounded or very weak, you may inform DAP by calling 28385025 (Kurzeme), 26424972 (Pierīga) or 26329412 (Vidzeme).