The decision to inscribe the seal into the Red Book of the Republic of Kazakhstan was made by the Interdepartmental Zoological Commission on Fisheries.
The Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 746 “On Amendments to Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 31, 2006 №. 1034 (On Approval of the Lists of Rare and Endangered Species of Plants and Animals)” says: ‘Class Mammals should be added by the line 128-1 Pusa caspica Caspian seal.’
The Decree came into force on November 24, 2020.
Now the Caspian seal is protected in five Caspian countries. In March 2020, this endangered species was inscribed iтto the Red Data Book of Russia, in 2011 – into the Red Data Book of Turkmenistan, in 1993 – into the Red Data Book of Azerbaijan. At the initiative of Iran in 2017, the Caspian seal was added to Annexes I and II of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (the Bonn Convention). In 2008, the Caspian seal was specified as an endangered species on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
A Caspian seal pup, the Northern Caspian. The International Caspian Expedition, February 2019. Photo by Nataliya Shumeyko, Head of Kaspikca Caspian Seals Conservation Agency.