Your flagship the Steve Irwin continues to be detained! If you haven’t already done so, please consider sending a contribution to help us fund a bond which will release the ship and allow us to head onto the Faeroe Islands to intervene against the horrific pilot whale slaughter.
A different wildlife massacre is taking place as well – this one in Namibia. The Cape fur seals are under assault in what is now the largest mass killing of wildlife on the planet. We are working to document, expose, and use evidence to create economic pressure on this illegal hunt that survives only because of bribes and corruption reaching the highest levels in Namibia. We appreciate your support in helping us shut-down this atrocity.
Save Our Ship! – Free the Steve Update
Over the past week, our generous supporters have rallied and raised USD $521,004.00 of the USD $1.4 million bond that is required to Free the Steve, but there is still so much to do!
We have undertaken our first-ever Namibian Seal Defense Campaign to defend Cape fur seals from slaughter by the tens of thousands.
Get the details of Operation Desert Seal and please support our efforts to stop the slaughter of Cape fur seals.
Secret Underwater Pilot Whale Graveyard
Pilot whales are listed as a threatened species under the Bern Convention, yet they are brutally killed every year in the Faeroe Islands in a barbaric ritual called "The Grind."
Our crew recently documented an underwater pilot whale graveyard in the Faeroes, a site that many locals deny exists – but the images speak for themselves. (more)
Shark Poachers Caught in Galapagos
One of the biggest shark poaching cases in the history of the Galapagos National Park is presently unfolding in Ecuador.
The poachers and their vessel were apprehended this week. This single vessel was carrying 357 shark carcasses illegally caught using longlines in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. (more)
Historic Opportunity to Protect the Whales
The Australian government has recently released a proposal for new marine sanctuaries in Australia’s South West region, an area home to one half of the world’s whale and dolphin species and a higher level of unique marine life than the Great Barrier Reef.
Right now you have an historic opportunity to prove that you are serious about protecting whales. The creation of marine sanctuaries can help save these majestic creatures, but we need your help to make it happen! Read on and take action now!
Custom Made Sea Shepherd World Map
Our Sea Shepherd World Map is an excellent educational tool that will look great on any wall, whether in an office or a child’s room. The map features the Sea Shepherd vessels and helicopters as well as information about the marine animals we have defended over the years.
We fight not just for whales, sharks, seals, and fish, but for all of us, because if these magnificent creatures are diminished, all of us are diminished, and if they die, the oceans dies and if the oceans die – we die!
We are not a large organization, but we are a passionate group of dedicated individuals with a proven track record of making a difference, but our strength lies in the people from around the world who support us. Thank-you for your steadfast support of our marine protection mission.
For the oceans,
Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President
A personal message for you from Captain Paul Watson.
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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
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