Sea Shepherd is the only non-profit direct action conservation organization that actively patrols the planet’s oceans to defend marine wildlife and their habitats and uphold international conservation laws. Sea Shepherd is currently in the middle of their seventh Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, appropriately titled Operation No Compromise.
“We are officially halfway through this year’s campaign, and funds are more important now than ever. We need to raise enough money to purchase fuel and provisions to keep our fleet of three ships at sea, to ensure that we can remain in the Southern Ocean through the end of the whaling season in March,” said Captain Watson.
The goal is to stop illegal whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, period. Operation No Compromise has already been deemed a success, as Captain Watson believes Sea Shepherd’s intervention will result in a dramatic decrease of whale deaths by the illegal Japanese fleet, perhaps by as much as 80 percent.
As Captain Watson often reminds us, “If the oceans die, we die.”
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