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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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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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Musgamagw Dzwada’enuxw in their territorry ocupy burdwood farm
August 23, 2017

First Nation Members Take Action on Salmon Farm; Sea Shepherd on Scene to Support

Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw take action at Cermaq salmon farm off northeastern Vancouver Island The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, led by Herditary Chief…
Chief George Jr inspects the fish pens at depth using a GoPro on a fishing rod
August 15, 2017

Sea Shepherd Vessel Tailed by Corporate Fish Farm Boats in Western Canada

The R/V Martin Sheen’s research mission to protect wild salmon is being watched and documented by Norwegian giant Marine Harvest Norwegian-based…
Hereditary Chief George Quocksister Jr on the fish farm taking photos of hard evidence
August 03, 2017

Sea Shepherd Discovers Wild Fish Trapped in British Columbia’s Salmon Farm Pens

One week after launching its wild salmon defense campaign, Operation Virus Hunter II, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is already making alarming…
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Michelle Rodriguez and seal pup. Photo: Bernard Sidler/Sea Shepherd
March 29, 2017

Climate Change May Doom the Baby Seals

By Captain Paul Watson Forty years ago on March 15th, 1977, French film star Brigitte Bardot traveled to the ice floes off the Eastern Coast of…
Paul Watson and Kelly Slater. Photo: Deborah Bassett
February 27, 2017

Kelly Slater Is Not An Enemy of the Sharks

By Captain Paul Watson What caused Kelly Slater to so radically change his views about sharks? Or perhaps he did not change his views after all. In…
Last Chance Holiday Shopping
December 12, 2016

Last Chance to Order Holiday Gifts!

Make a difference this holiday season with give a gift that gives back. All proceeds from our online shop benefit Sea Shepherd's annual campaigns to…
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Musgamagw Dzwada’enuxw in their territorry ocupy burdwood farm
August 23, 2017

First Nation Members Take Action on Salmon Farm; Sea Shepherd on Scene to Support

Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw take action at Cermaq salmon farm off northeastern Vancouver Island The Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, led by Herditary Chief…
Chief George Jr inspects the fish pens at depth using a GoPro on a fishing rod
August 15, 2017

Sea Shepherd Vessel Tailed by Corporate Fish Farm Boats in Western Canada

The R/V Martin Sheen’s research mission to protect wild salmon is being watched and documented by Norwegian giant Marine Harvest Norwegian-based…
Hereditary Chief George Quocksister Jr on the fish farm taking photos of hard evidence
August 03, 2017

Sea Shepherd Discovers Wild Fish Trapped in British Columbia’s Salmon Farm Pens

One week after launching its wild salmon defense campaign, Operation Virus Hunter II, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is already making alarming…
Michelle Rodriguez and seal pup. Photo: Bernard Sidler/Sea Shepherd
March 29, 2017

Climate Change May Doom the Baby Seals

By Captain Paul Watson Forty years ago on March 15th, 1977, French film star Brigitte Bardot traveled to the ice floes off the Eastern Coast of…
Paul Watson and Kelly Slater. Photo: Deborah Bassett
February 27, 2017

Kelly Slater Is Not An Enemy of the Sharks

By Captain Paul Watson What caused Kelly Slater to so radically change his views about sharks? Or perhaps he did not change his views after all. In…
Last Chance Holiday Shopping
December 12, 2016

Last Chance to Order Holiday Gifts!

Make a difference this holiday season with give a gift that gives back. All proceeds from our online shop benefit Sea Shepherd's annual campaigns to…