We're excited to announce a brand new way that you can support Sea Shepherd!
When you apply for and receive the new Sea Shepherd Visa Platinum® Rewards Card, our issuing bank (UMB) will donate $50 to Sea Shepherd when the card is used for a purchase within 90 days of issuance. And UMB will donate a percentage of all your future purchases on the card to Sea Shepherd as well! All of this is done at no cost to you and no cost to Sea Shepherd
Each of the 5 custom Sea Shepherd card choices makes a statement about our mission and about you!
Enjoy enhanced Visa Platinum benefits and rewards – earn and redeem bonus points for airline tickets, merchandise, statement credits and more at participating merchants. See our FAQ below for more information.
The more of us who participate, the bigger the impact we can make. The more Sea Shepherd credit cards that are issued and used, the more funds will to go towards saving ocean wildlife!
All the benefits of a platinum Visa card will be yours, along with the satisfaction of showing your support of Sea Shepherd's mission every time you use your card.
Please support us by applying for your Sea Shepherd Visa Platinum® Rewards Card today
This program is only open to U.S. residents 18 and over
If you are not interested in our credit card program, please consider supporting Sea Shepherd through a direct donation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does opening a credit card with UMB benefit Sea Shepherd? A. Sea Shepherd receives $50 for each approved application that is activated and used within 90 days of approval. Additionally, a percentage of every retail purchase made using the card will be donated to Sea Shepherd.
Q. Who is UMB? UMB is a multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. They were ranked by Smart Money as "the highest-scoring traditional bank among our favorites and by Forbes as the #2 "best" bank in the U.S." As a leading card issuer with nearly 40 years of credit card experience, UMB offers a wide range of consumer and commercial Visa and private label products. For more information, visit www.umb.com.
Q. Is there an annual fee? A. Please click here for the most updated pricing and fees disclosure.
Q. What is the annual percentage rate (APR) on the card? A. Please click here for the most updated pricing and fees disclosure.
Q. Can I apply over the phone? A. Unfortunately, not at this time.
Q. When I apply for the card, will my transaction be secure? A. Yes. Your application will be transmitted to UMB through an encrypted security page.
Q. Do I have to activate and use the card within a certain time period for the Sea Shepherd to receive the $50? A. Yes. But you only need to use the card once within the first 90 days for us to receive the $50 bounty. Of course, we encourage you to make it your primary card because Sea Shepherd receives a percentage of every retail purchase at no additional cost to you.
Q. How does the rewards program work? A. Simply use your card at the participating retailers listed on rewards.umb.com:
To earn Bonus Rewards points shopping in-store, make sure you use your card for all your purchases. An up-to-date and complete list of participating retailers can always be located on the Bonus Rewards Web site.
To earn Bonus Rewards points for online purchases, you must access participating retailers through the Bonus Rewards Web site and use the link provided to make your purchases. If you do not use the link to shop, you will not earn Bonus Rewards points on your transactions.
Your earned Bonus Rewards points will automatically be credited to your Bonus Rewards Activity account and can be found on your monthly statement.
Q. What can I redeem for with my points earned? A. You can redeem your points for name-brand merchandise, gift cards, travel, event tickets and activities. For more information about redemptions options, please visit rewards.umb.com for more details.
Q. Do my points expire? A. Points expire after 5 years. For more information on Program Rules, please see the Rewards Program Rules disclosure that will accompany your card.
Q. How do I redeem my points? A. Simply go to online redemptions site at rewards.umb.com to redeem your points.
Q. If I have another question about Bonus Rewards not listed above, who can I contact? A. Please contact customer service at 800-821-4115.
Photos courtesy of Bob Talbot (Dolphins and Whale) and Eric Cheng (Sharks)
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro III to save the near extinct vaquita marina porpoise and the endangered totoaba bass. The M/V Farley Mowat is back on active duty with the M/V Sam Simon joining the Milagro campaign for the first ti...
The Farley Mowat Sea Shepherd crew is called out to investigate a dead Brydes whale in the Gulf of California on November 5th, 2016 while patrolling the vaquita refuge. To help the Sea Shepherd crew to continue its work in the Sea of Cortez, including protecting the near-extinct vaquita marina porpo...
Operation Guardian Angel - In and around Bahia de Los Angeles, in the Gulf of California, countless marine species are entrapped in nets with little or no hope of rescue. Rosalia Tellez works for CONANP, a department of the Mexican government that acts as park rangers to enforce laws and assist in ...
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers over the course of two days. The first day Sea Shepherd locates and removes a long line from the sea; fortunately no animals were caught in the net. However, the next day volunteers find a sea lion that has been caught and died in a fisherman's net.
Sea Shepherd campaign Operation Virus Hunter saw the vessel RV Martin Sheen under the leadership of Alexandra Morton, head up the coast of British Columbia Canada to expose open pen Atlantic salmon farms and the impact they are having on wild Pacific salmon and the the surrounding eco-systems.
August 12th 2016: Early Thursday morning the R/V Martin Sheen assisted Melissa Willie, a band councilor of the Musgamagw Dza’wada’enuxw nation, in hand delivering a letter to three farms expressing the nations disapproval of the industry. Sea Shepherd crew alongside independent biologist Alexand...
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Operation Milagro II has come to an end. Milagro is its campaign to fight the looming extinction of the vaquita porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal in the world. With an estimate of less than 100 surviving vaquita, Sea Shepherd ships the R/V Martin Sheen...
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project is dedicated to collect samples from whales in the Gulf of California to measure levels of toxins in whales in order to determine the levels of toxins in the Gulf of California itself.
Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org
Never before seen footage.
Sea Shepherd catches critically endangered totoaba poacher in the act.
The Sea Shepherd crew filmed these totoaba poachers as they were
checking one of their illegal nets in the protected vaquita habitat.
The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the wor...
Watch the routine of our crew doing valuable work in the Sea of Cortez.
We have been very effective at removing illegal fishing gear from the vaquita porpoise's habitat. So much so, that now, most of the time we remove nets and lines that are mostly empty, our favorite thing to do....
The Sea Shepherd crew has found 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks in the month of march of 2016.
The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the world.
Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org/milagro2
While patrolling the waters of the upper Gulf of California the Sea Shepherd crew found a dead vaquita porpoise. The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the whole world. The crew also found a Great White Shark caught in an illegal gillnet.
This week, the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The M/V Farley Mowat and The RV Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass long line from the critically endangered vaquita porpoise habitat. The totoaba fish is also critically endangered.
Watch all episodes at: http...
Sea Shepherd crew rescued a whale entangled in an illegal totoaba gillnet in the Gulf of California.
Sea Shepherd currently has two vessels in Mexico's Gulf of California on OPERATION MILAGRO.
Our goal is to save the vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal.
The vaquita are caught as a r...
You might know Gregg Lowe from X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now watch him explain Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro and understand why we must save the #VaquitaMarina - The most endangered cetacean in the world.
Help us save the vaquita at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/donate-now/vaquita-appeal...
This week the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The Farley Mowat and The Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass net from the critically endangered vaquita marina's habitat
Watch all episodes at: http://www.seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia/videos.html
Actor Gregg Lowe crews with Sea Shepherd to help us protect the vaquita. The M/V Farley Mowat lights up the vaquita refuge and deters poacher from laying deadly nets in the vaquita marina's habitat.
Watch all episodes at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia
The first video of our new series "Sea Shepherd Wildlife".
This episode is about one of the lesser know large dolphins - The False Killer Whales.
Learn more about these beautiful creatures with the Sea Shepherd crew.
Share it with your friends. Video by Carolina A. Castro
Narration by Nicole D'Entr...