We are Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) 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 works to ensure their survival for future generations.
We are Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.
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How to Support Sea Shepherd

We are one of the few global environmental organizations that focuses primarily on direct action. 

Whether it is on the ground in Taiji, patrolling the Gulf of California, or fighting poachers in the Galapagos, we are in field working hard to protect our marine environment.

How to Support Sea Shepherd

We are one of the few global environmental organizations that focuses primarily on direct action. 

Whether it is on the ground in Taiji, patrolling the Gulf of California, or fighting poachers in the Galapagos, we are in field working hard to protect our marine environment.

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The animals and environments we protect are located across the globe, so we need your support to send help when it is needed. Please donate today.
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Taiji dolphin captured
Sea Shepherd has a long and rich history protecting animals and the ocean environment. You can learn more about us by reading our history.
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Whether helping with your local chapter, traveling to a distant country to stop animal attrocities, or crewing one of our ships at sea, we have a place for you.
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FEATURED VIDEOS
FEATURED VIDEOS
 
File photo: Jessie Treverton in the Faroes
December 09, 2016

Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Leader Detained at Osaka Airport In Japan

Jessie Treverton - the U.K-based Captain and Cove Guardian leader for Sea Shepherd's fight against the slaughter and capture of dolphins - was denied…
Jenny Trickey tries to tag a beaked whale. Photo: Rodrigo Huerta
December 07, 2016

Scientists and Sea Shepherd Make New Discovery About Cuvier’s Beaked Whales During Expedition in Mexico

The Divina Guadalupe research project records highest worldwide sighting rate of Cuvier’s beaked whales ever recorded A group of Mexican and U.S.…
Operation Milagro III
November 22, 2016

Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Milagro III - Returns to Mexico to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

M/V Sam Simon arriving from Italy to join the campaign for the first time Continuing its commitment to stop the imminent extinction of the endangered…
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Cyber Sale
November 25, 2016

Holiday 20% Off Cyber Sale

This holiday season you can give an eco-ethical gift while helping to defend, conserve and protect our oceans. Browse our holiday shopping…
Save the Date
November 17, 2016

On Giving Tuesday We Need You...

Save the vaquita porpoise and other marine species On Monday, we will officially launch our most ambitious campaign this year, Operation Milagro III.…
Photo: Omar Vidal
October 14, 2016

Sea Shepherd announces matching gift challenge to save the vaquita porpoise

Dear Friends, Because of you, thousands of endangered and threatened whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea turtles, sharks and other marine mammals have…
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Dr. Sidney Holt on Japan's So Called
Dr. Sidney Holt on Japan's So Called "Research" Whaling
Dr. Sidney Holt-Founder of fisheries science and one of the most influential marine biologists of the 20th Century voices his support for Sea Shepherd Read more: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2013/07/03/dr-sidney-holt-savior-of-the-great-whales-praises-sea-shepherd-for-their-work-1511
Dr. Louise Leakey on Conservation
Dr. Louise Leakey on Conservation
Renowned scientist Dr. Louise Leakey discusses her support for Sea Shepherd and the need to protect marine wildlife. Read more: http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2013/05/10/world-renowned-scientist-dr-louise-leakey-voices-her-support-for-sea-shepherd-1499
File photo: Jessie Treverton in the Faroes
December 09, 2016

Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Leader Detained at Osaka Airport In Japan

Jessie Treverton - the U.K-based Captain and Cove Guardian leader for Sea Shepherd's fight against the slaughter and capture of dolphins - was denied…
Jenny Trickey tries to tag a beaked whale. Photo: Rodrigo Huerta
December 07, 2016

Scientists and Sea Shepherd Make New Discovery About Cuvier’s Beaked Whales During Expedition in Mexico

The Divina Guadalupe research project records highest worldwide sighting rate of Cuvier’s beaked whales ever recorded A group of Mexican and U.S.…
Operation Milagro III
November 22, 2016

Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Milagro III - Returns to Mexico to Save the Vaquita Porpoise

M/V Sam Simon arriving from Italy to join the campaign for the first time Continuing its commitment to stop the imminent extinction of the endangered…
Cyber Sale
November 25, 2016

Holiday 20% Off Cyber Sale

This holiday season you can give an eco-ethical gift while helping to defend, conserve and protect our oceans. Browse our holiday shopping…
Save the Date
November 17, 2016

On Giving Tuesday We Need You...

Save the vaquita porpoise and other marine species On Monday, we will officially launch our most ambitious campaign this year, Operation Milagro III.…
Photo: Omar Vidal
October 14, 2016

Sea Shepherd announces matching gift challenge to save the vaquita porpoise

Dear Friends, Because of you, thousands of endangered and threatened whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea turtles, sharks and other marine mammals have…