Jan-Åke Hillarp has a long history as a biology teacher, 28 years of which were at one of the schools in Falsterbo. He has been assigned by the National Museum to count the seals on Måkläppen each year, to check rejuvenation and remove dead animals. In addition to that, the Måkläppen Society takes inventory of birds during nesting time, seals year-round and fauna every 8-10 years. “Apart from that it is my duty to see that people behave themselves and to remove (and advise the police of) anyone who does not abide by the Reserve’s rules or enters the forbidden areas” says Jan-Åke. He adds “To protect, care for and show nature and its ecological context is vital. Nature is a gift which we must take care of”.
Photo: Nina Hammarberg