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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

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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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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Commentary/Editorials
Commentary/Editorials

Here’s how YOU can save billions of marine organisms a month!

I am a member of Sea Shepherd UK, part of the wider Sea Shepherd movement that operates around the world to defend, conserve and protect marine wildlife and habitats. Here is an easy way that you...
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Fin whales will be hunted this summer in Iceland!

Kristján Loftsson, CEO of the Icelandic whaling company 'Hvalur hf' has stated in the Icelandic media that his ships will once again be hunting threatened Fin whales (the second largest whale...
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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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