You will require this authorisation if you intend to interfere with, or disturb, native seals in Antarctica for scientific research or other purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, undertaking activities such as:
- collecting specimens
Before your permit can be granted, you will need to submit an environmental impact assessment of the proposed activity.
Please note that you must provide a compelling scientific purpose for any proposed activities on Arctocephalus and Ommatophoca rossii species of seal, due to their highly protected status.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.