IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Hofmeyr, G. & Gales, N. (IUCN SSC Pinniped Specialist Group) Reviewer/s
Kovacs, K. & Lowry, L. (Pinniped Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
Due to their large population sizes, the global Cape Fur Seal (Afro-Australian Fur Seal) population appears to be healthy, and the subspecies should both therefore be classified as Least Concern (LC). However, current hunting levels might not be sustainable in Namibia, given low pup production levels during several recent years and hence this species should be reviewed again within a decade.