|Tuesday, January 11, 2011|
Reveal Your Inner Activist with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s New Mobile App
Join Neptune’s Navy as Sea Shepherd Conservation Society fights to protect endangered marine wildlife and their habitats from slaughter and destruction. Recognized by Charity Navigator as a four-star highest efficiency charity, Sea Shepherd remains the most effective non-profit direct action marine conservation organization in the world, and has been enforcing international laws and protecting marine life for over three decades. This new iPhone application allows the world to gain access to their exciting, dangerous, and important missions direct from the mobile handset.
The Sea Shepherd iPhone app allows users to stay informed about the organization’s many campaigns including the 2010-11 Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign, Operation No Compromise, to be featured on the fourth season of Animal Planet’s hit television series Whale Wars. Sea Shepherd’s iPhone app delivers international breaking news from Founder and President Captain Paul Watson and his crew in the Southern Ocean and other hot spots around the world, as well as unrestricted first-hand updates on the real environmental catastrophes that are putting our oceans in greater peril with each passing day. As Captain Watson often reminds us, “If our oceans die, we die.”
Other features allow you access to commentaries from Captain Watson and others, events in your local community, and the latest happenings on Twitter and Facebook. Stay informed and involved with this ‘environmentally-friendly’ app, and support our fleet by donating to campaigns, buying merchandise, and sharing the news of Sea Shepherd’s significant work.
Of this historic launch Captain Watson said, "Technology continues to change the way the world receives information and breaking news. I’m grateful that we are one of the first non-profit conservation organizations to leverage this technology and send updates to our supporters [via iPhones] at the click of a button. Sea Shepherd is ready for this year’s campaign with the goal of financially ‘sinking’ Japan’s illegal whaling operations. This new tool will allow iPhone users to do their part by staying informed, sharing updates to improve awareness and raise funds, and help ensure our success against this barbaric slaughter.”
This application represents a true synergy of non-profit direct action and technology as the iPhone and in-the-field action fuse together into a functional tool that allows supporters to stay informed and connected regardless of location; if you’ve got an iPhone, then you’ve got a feed. If you have ever wanted to help save the whales, dolphins, seals, or other oceanic species, or to be a part of one of the planet’s first effective social media activist applications, now you can. Best of all, it’s free!