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SEA SHEPHERD UK

We are Sea Shepherd UK
Sea Shepherd UK is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization...
Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd UK works to ensure their survival for future generations.
 
We are Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd UK is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
 

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FEATURED VIDEOS
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Sea Shepherd News
Sea Shepherd News

99 bottlenose dolphins killed today in the largest faroese hunt of this species for over 120 years!

PRESS RELEASE – 29th July 2022 by Sea Shepherd UK Barely 10 months after the most notorious cetacean hunt in documented human history when 1428 Atlantic white sided dolphins were driven 45km for...
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Sea Shepherd exposes the Faroese grindadrap training course to be nothing but a sham!

Press Release – 25 th July 2022 Sea Shepherd UK - Operation Bloody Fjords - Faroe Islands campaign 2022 Danish Sea Shepherd crew member attends the Faroese Ministry of Fisheries / Pilot Whaling...
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Sea Shepherd UK announces the arrival of a charter vessel to document commercial fin whaling by Hvalur hf in Icelandic waters

Sea Shepherd announces the arrival in Iceland of a commercial charter vessel assigned to Operation Northern Exposure 2022 - our latest campaign to document and report on commercial fin whaling by...
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Leah Wood & Zebra One Gallery presents 'One Planet. One Chance' - an exhibition in support of Cool Earth and Sea Shepherd UK

Artist Leah Wood has teamed up with London art gallery Zebra One Gallery to curate ‘ One Planet. One Chance’ - an exciting central London exhibition celebrating the earth, sea, animal kingdom and...
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Ex-MOD landing craft joins Sea Shepherd’s fleet in the UK

Introducing 'LCVP SELKIE' - Sea Shepherd’s first landing craft which has been named after the Selkies (seal folk) from Celtic and Norse mythology. Commissioned by the Ministry of Defence in 1984 and...
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Coldplay Supports Sea Shepherd to Protect Marine Wildlife

Sea Shepherd is delighted that Coldplay has chosen to support our efforts of stopping the damaging effects of over-fishing and other threats to marine wildlife, particularly issues faced by whales...
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Sea Shepherd announces our 14th campaign against the pilot whale and dolphin hunts of the Faroe Islands

After one of the worst years for dolphins in the Faroe Islands in history - Sea Shepherd’s determination to end the grindadrap now intensifies with a significantly upscaled 14th campaign year (our 7...
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Henri-Lloyd turns Black Friday, blue.

A generous donation from Henri-Lloyd strengthens Sea Shepherd’s efforts to protect marine biodiversity and ocean habitats. Jan. 5, 2022 - Sea Shepherd UK’s fight to defend, conserve, and protect the...
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UK Ghost Gear Coalition Formed to Reduce Diving Team Response Time

Abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear (ALDFG), otherwise known as ghost gear, has been receiving more and more attention in recent years. Scientific reports indicate that ghost nets are the...
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Commentary/Editorials
Commentary/Editorials

Response to the Faroe Island's Proposed Atlantic White Sided Dolphin Quota

Commentary by Rob Read, COO at Sea Shepherd UK - 29 th July 2022 After over 9 months of deliberations and facing a UK parliamentary debate - the Faroe Islands parliament announced that an annual...
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A crew member’s personal account from Operation Northern Exposure in Iceland

Thanks to our supporters and donors, our volunteer crew are on the frontlines in Iceland as part of Operation Northern Exposure for the entire whaling season working around the clock to capture the...
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UK Parliamentary Petitions Committee debates the Faroese pilot whale and dolphin hunts and the use of UK:Faroe Islands Trade Agreements to protect small cetaceans

Commentary by the #StopTheGrind coalition and Sea Shepherd UK Although disappointed with the outcome of the debate, the Stop the Grind Coalition and Sea Shepherd UK is pleased with the passionate...
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