Action timeline

November 19, 2012 — The Center petitioned the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to list the distinct population segment of harbor seals in Iliamna Lake as threatened or endangered.

May 16, 2013 –  In response to our petition, the federal government announced that Alaska’s Iliamna Lake seals may need protection under the Endangered Species Act. 

Iliamna Lake seal photo by Dave Withrow, NOAA