sea shepherd conservation society

Only 30 Left in the Wild: Saving the Nearly Extinct Vaquita

Only 30 Left in the Wild: Saving the Nearly Extinct Vaquita

In one of the longest campaigns in Sea Shepherd‘s history, Operation Milagro III concluded its six-month operation in Mexico’s Gulf of California to protect the near-extinct vaquita porpoise and the endangered totoaba bass. Two Sea Shepherd vessels, the M/V Farley Mowat, along with the M/Y Sam Simon, spent the last six months patrolling the vaquita […]

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    66 Totoaba Found Dead in a Single Net, Dead Newborn Vaquita Washes Ashore

    66 Totoaba Found Dead in a Single Net, Dead Newborn Vaquita Washes Ashore

    With the near-extinct vaquita porpoise now numbering less than 30, conservation was dealt a blow on March 12, when Sea Shepherd found a dead newborn vaquita on the beach just 33 km south of San Felipe, in the Northern area of the Gulf of California. The non-profit marine conservation society’s anti-poaching ships, the M/V Farley […]

    Sea Shepherd Uncovers Huge Shipments of Shark Fins

    Sea Shepherd Uncovers Huge Shipments of Shark Fins

    Despite a worldwide ban on the transportation of shark fins by major shipping carriers, a three-month investigation by Sea Shepherd Global—as part of their global shark defense campaign Operation Apex Harmony—has verified that large shipments of shark fin are still arriving in Hong Kong on airlines and shipping lines that have made “No Shark Fin” […]

    Sea Shepherd Spots Dead Whale on Japanese Ship in Australian Sanctuary

    Sea Shepherd Spots Dead Whale on Japanese Ship in Australian Sanctuary

    After five weeks of patrolling the Southern Ocean, Sea Shepherd has located the Japanese whale poachers‘ factory whaling vessel in the Australian Whale Sanctuary with a dead minke whale on its flensing deck, the first to be documented since the International Court of Justice ruled against their whaling operations in the Antarctic in 2014. Japanese […]

    Poachers Arrested by Mexican Navy to Save the Nearly Extinct Vaquita

    Poachers Arrested by Mexican Navy to Save the Nearly Extinct Vaquita

    Six fishing boats engaged in illegal activities were spotted by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez, ending in their arrest by the Mexican Navy. On Dec. 12, Sea Shepherd’s M/V Farley Mowat located poachers on radar before confirming their identities with binoculars. The six fishing boats were working together, using forbidden nets […]

    3 Pictures That Will Make You Think Twice Before Visiting a Marine Park

    3 Pictures That Will Make You Think Twice Before Visiting a Marine Park

    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society launched a series of images today illustrating the tragic fates met by real-life captive cetaceans. The images come just as the holiday season begins and families are making choices about how to spend their money on entertainment. The pictures are being published to educate and deter travelers around the world from […]

    Sea Shepherd, Pamela Anderson Team Up to Investigate Salmon Farming Industry

    Sea Shepherd, Pamela Anderson Team Up to Investigate Salmon Farming Industry

    Farmed salmon is an industry shrouded in secrecy, producing more questions than answers and threatening the native salmon population, according to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Operation Virus Hunter. Sea Shepherd along with biologist Alexandra Morton and actor/activist Pamela Anderson—Sea Shepherd’s board chairman—are behind the new campaign to investigate the lawfulness of salmon farming. Morton, as […]

    Hollywood Stars Demand Costco Stop Selling Faroe Islands’ Salmon

    Hollywood Stars Demand Costco Stop Selling Faroe Islands’ Salmon

    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is asking big-box retailer Costco to stop its purchase and sale of salmon exported from the Faroe Islands until the Faroes bring the brutal and archaic mass slaughter of pilot whales and other cetaceans, known as the “grindadráp” or “grind,” to a grinding halt. Actors Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver), Eric Balfour […]