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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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FEATURED VIDEOS
FEATURED VIDEOS
 
Cownose Ray
April 21, 2017

Operation Milagro III Ray Day

On April 17th, 2017, the crew of M/V Farley Mowat retrieved a couple of illegal nets in Mexico’s Gulf of California where it is currently on campaign…
Sam Simon and Thunder retrieving net
April 12, 2017

Over 100 Illegal Gill Nets pulled by the M/Y Sam Simon to date since joining Operation Milagro III in December.

On April 8th 2017, the M/Y Sam Simon pulled up its 100th illegal gill net from the Gulf of California, which was promptly followed by illegal gill…
Mexican Government Stands In Solidarity with Sea Shepherd Against Illegal Poachers
April 07, 2017

Mexican Government Stands In Solidarity with Sea Shepherd Against Illegal Poachers

Judge issues restraining orders to further protect the group’s ships and crews Thanks to a swift response by the Mexican government, a potentially…
Commentary
 
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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SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY CHAPTERS

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Cownose Ray
April 21, 2017

Operation Milagro III Ray Day

On April 17th, 2017, the crew of M/V Farley Mowat retrieved a couple of illegal nets in Mexico’s Gulf of California where it is currently on campaign…
Sam Simon and Thunder retrieving net
April 12, 2017

Over 100 Illegal Gill Nets pulled by the M/Y Sam Simon to date since joining Operation Milagro III in December.

On April 8th 2017, the M/Y Sam Simon pulled up its 100th illegal gill net from the Gulf of California, which was promptly followed by illegal gill…
Mexican Government Stands In Solidarity with Sea Shepherd Against Illegal Poachers
April 07, 2017

Mexican Government Stands In Solidarity with Sea Shepherd Against Illegal Poachers

Judge issues restraining orders to further protect the group’s ships and crews Thanks to a swift response by the Mexican government, a potentially…
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…