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Sea Shepherd is a direct-action ocean conservation movement. Our mission is to defend, conserve and protect the world’s oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction.
The oceans are a vital part of our planet’s ecosystem. They are the lungs of our planet. At the same time they are home to millions of species; from the smallest (0.02 micrometres plankton) to the biggest animals on our planet (33 meter blue whales). Sadly our oceans and its inhabitants are dying from overfishing and habitat destruction. Poachers plunder marine life sanctuaries with impunity, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing goes unchecked and marine debris chokes the oceans.
On top of that international and national laws protecting the world’s oceans are difficult to enforce. But that’s where we step in. Instead of petitions and marketing campaigns our passionate volunteers do the type of campaigns that really matter: on our ships and through direct action. You can see us as privateers with the biggest independent navy on the planet; solely aimed at protecting the oceans.
Whenever we can we will work closely together with governments and law enforcement agencies. From relentlessly chasing notorious poaching vessels with INTERPOL to working with nations in tackling illegal fishing in their sovereign waters.