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

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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Sea Shepherd UK calls on cruise ship companies to postpone future voyages to the Faroe Islands

Sea Shepherd is calling on cruise companies visiting the Faroe Islands to show their opposition to the hunting of hundreds of pilot whales and dolphins each year by removing the Faroe Islands from...
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SDI and Sea Shepherd UK launch the first accredited ‘GHOSTNET RECOVERY’ speciality course

Scuba Diving International (SDI) and Sea Shepherd team up to develop and launch the first accredited ‘GHOSTNET RECOVERY’ speciality course PRESS RELEASE – 16 th August 2019 Scuba Diving...
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Forest Green Rovers launches a Sea Shepherd-inspired third kit

Forest Green Rovers have unveiled a striking new third kit for their cup games, inspired by Sea Shepherd – and to help raise vital funds for our work. Omar Todd, Global Director of Special...
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Victory for Whales as Iceland Delays Whaling Permit

Over 150 Fin Whales Spared from Slaughter in 2019. Reykjavik, Iceland – June 8th, 2019 – In a significant win for cetaceans, the government of Iceland has not issued a permit to allow Hvalur Hf to...
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Operation Northern Exposure

Sea Shepherd Announces a New Campaign to Expose Illegal Whaling by the Notorious Captain Ahab of Iceland. Sea Shepherd Iceland in partnership with Sea Shepherd U.K. and Sea Shepherd France are...
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Commentary/Editorials
Commentary/Editorials

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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Murder Most Foul in the Faroe Islands

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson The Serial Killers of the Danish Faroe Islands have murdered 536 Long Finned Pilot Whales and 7 Atlantic White Sided Dolphins so far in 2019. Why do I call this...
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