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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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How to Support Sea Shepherd UK
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FEATURED VIDEOS
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Sea Shepherd News
Sea Shepherd News

1428 Dolphins Slaughtered in the Faroe Islands Sunday Night

On Sunday night, September 12 th , a super-pod of 1428 Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins was driven for many hours and for around 45 km by speed boats and jet-skis into the shallow water at Skálabotnur...
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Illegal Fishing Vessels Intercepted as Peruvian Prosecutors Sail on Sea Shepherd Ship

Federal environmental prosecutors and Peruvian Coast Guard sailors intervene against numerous maritime violations during a successful joint operation with conservationists. All photos by Sea...
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Five Trawlers Arrested as New Partnership with Sierra Leone Begins

In less than two days, armed Sierra Leone Navy sailors stationed on board the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barker carried out a series of covert at-sea raids on fishing vessels in the waters of the West...
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Sea Shepherd launches ‘Operation Bloody Fjords 2021’ against the grindadrap hunts of the Faroe Islands

Every year in the Faroe Islands around 850 small cetaceans, primarily long finned pilot whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins, are cruelly killed in dolphin drive hunts called ‘grindadráp’ in...
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Sea Shepherd UK launches our new teacher Education website

Sea Shepherd UK is excited to launch our new Education Site , showcasing a growing library of both teacher resources and student self-led activities. From UK-wide competitions to informative...
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Sea Shepherd UK launches ‘Operation Bloody Fjords 2020’ opposing the dolphin drive hunts of the Faroe Islands.

Every year in the Faroe Islands around 850 small cetaceans, primarily long finned pilot whales and Atlantic white-sided dolphins, are cruelly killed in dolphin drive hunts called ‘grindadráp’ in...
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Introducing 'SHADOW' Sea Shepherd UK's latest addition to our RIB fleet

Sea Shepherd UK is pleased to announce the recent addition to our RIB fleet named Shadow’ due to its all black appearance. Shadow will join our three existing vessels and will be primarily used on...
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Another Year of Freedom for the Whales of Iceland - and hope for the end of all Icelandic whaling

For the second year in a row, there will be no whales harpooned in Iceland’s waters. While Covid-19 physical distancing measures would affect the operations at the Hvalur hf whaling station at...
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Stacey Dooley meets Sea Shepherd crew while investigating whaling in the Faroe Islands

English television presenter, journalist and documentary filmmaker Stacey Dooley MBE met Sea Shepherd crew during her latest documentary, Stacey Dooley Investigates: The Whale Hunters , while...
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Commentary/Editorials
Commentary/Editorials

Sustainable Fisheries, a Contradiction

Commentary by Sea Shepherd CEO Captain Alex Cornelissen Over the past five years Sea Shepherd has focused on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU fishing). Our campaigns, primarily in...
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COVID-19 and our Marine Debris Campaign

Commentary by Vijay Kritzinger, Senior Volunteer with Sea Shepherd UK Due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the nation which were implemented in March, Sea Shepherd UK had to cancel group...
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The Most Dangerous Single Source of Ocean Plastic No One Wants to Talk About

Did you give up eating fish for “Plastic Free July”? Chances are you probably didn’t, because no one told you the truth about where most of the plastic in our oceans comes from, and how our meal...
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