The first in Russia rehabilitation center for seals will be established in Dagestan in the nearest future. The Center will be located in the premises of Dagestan Reserve. The objectives of the rehab center will be not only to save and protect the population of Caspian seals, but to raise the awareness and involve younger generation in environmental protection.
The Caspian Seal is the only mammal species of the Caspian Sea and the smallest seal in the world. Its population has fallen sharply in the past decades.