The Irish Seal Sanctuary is a registered charity (CHY No.11450), non-governmental and non-profit organization. The Irish Seal Sanctuary strives to improve the welfare and conservation of seals and other marine animals and create awareness and understanding of our coastal environs and their wildlife communities. This is achieved through its network of nationwide volunteers, active animal welfare responses, policy contributions and environmental education. The Irish Seal Sanctuary also forms an integral part of Ireland\'s Oil Spill Response. Each year, a number of seals, seabirds and otters are treated for the effects of oil spills around Ireland\'s coast.