Tuesday, 06 October 2015
After extensive preparation and in cooperation with the National Judicial Authority of Ecuador and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Sea Shepherd Galapagos organized its first-ever capacity-building course on the landmark World Heritage Convention and its application in the Galapagos Islands.
The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention) is a successful global instrument for the protection of cultural and natural heritage.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Holds Specialized Course on Environmental Law for Ecuadorian Judiciary
Monday, 05 October 2015
Vows To Continue Pressure To End The Slaughter
The Dutch-registered Sea Shepherd ships Sam Simon and Bob Barker have arrived in the port of Bremen, Germany, marking the official conclusion of Sea Shepherd’s sixth Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Sleppid Grindini. The returning crews received a hero’s welcome as supporters gathered to greet them following the grueling three and a half month long campaign.
The ships join Sea Shepherd’s Australian-registered fast trimaran, Brigitte Bardot, which returned to Bremen from the Faroe Islands in late September.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Concludes Grueling Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Defense Campaign
Sunday, 04 October 2015
Report by Operation Saimaa Seal campaign leader, Henri Kuittinen
Operation Saimaa Seal was set up to protect the world's most endangered seal and one of the most endangered mammals in the world, the Saimaa ringed seal of Lake Saimaa, Finland.
The Saimaa ringed seal is on the brink of extinction with experts predicting that the species will be completely wiped-out within a few decades. Current estimates suggest there are as little as 320 individuals left.
One of the biggest threats to the critically endangered Seal is illegal fishnets and fish traps.
Read more: Operation Saimaa Seal Success
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Last week, while patrolling the waters of the Faroe Islands, the crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon, discovered the carcass of a pilot whale floating in the waters just outside Klaksvík in the Kalsoyar fjord in the northeast of the archipelago.
On closer inspection, the Sea Shepherd crew made a number of gruesome and disturbing observations:
Read more: Sea Shepherd Exposes Cover-Up Behind Gruesome Death Of A Pilot Whale
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Over the past three months, the Sea Shepherd ships Brigitte Bardot, Sam Simon, and more recently the Bob Barker, in collaboration with the Sea Shepherd land crew, have successfully escorted hundreds of dolphins, including pilot whales, away from the killing beaches of the Faroe Islands.
This week alone pods of pilot whales, white-sided dolphins, white-beaked dolphins and bottlenose dolphins have been led away from the shores of the archipelago by the Sea Shepherd ships. These species are four of the six that, according to local regulations, can be targeted for slaughter in the infamous drive hunt known as the grindadráp.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Successfully Leads Hundreds of Dolphins and Pilot Whales Away From the Killing Beaches
Wednesday, 09 September 2015
Captain Peter Hammarstedt and Captain Sid Chakravarty of Sea Shepherd have called on the Australian and New Zealand authorities and the relevant international enforcement agencies to ensure the missing Interpol Purple-listed toothfish-poaching vessel, Taishan, does not disappear after going on the run from Thailand.
The vessel has been under arrest in Phuket since March when it attempted to offload 182 tonnes of illegally caught Patagonian toothfish as grouper.
Read more: Interpol Wanted Poaching Vessel, Kunlun, And Its Illegal Catch Escape From Thailand
Wednesday, 02 September 2015
Yesterday, authorities in the Shetland Islands, Scotland, seized a small boat of the Sea Shepherd ship, Sam Simon. The seizure was enacted at the request of Denmark, in response to a Letter of Request issued by the Chief Of Police of the Faroe Islands on August 22.
The warrant for the seizure was presented to the Captain and Ship Manager of the Sam Simon, which was in the Shetland Islands to refuel. In the warrant, authorities claim that there are “reasonable grounds for suspecting that an offence has been committed under the law of Denmark.”
Read more: Denmark Orders Seizure Of Sam Simon Small Boat As Faroese Consultant Challenges Grind Law
Tuesday, 01 September 2015
Yesterday, German Actress Anne Menden, known for her role as Emily Hofer in the RTL soap opera Good Times, Bad Times, arrived in the Danish Faroe Islands to join Sea Shepherd for the organization’s sixth pilot whale defense campaign, Operation Sleppid Grindini.
It is the second consecutive year that Menden will stand alongside Sea Shepherd’s international crew in defense of the pilot whales who are targeted for slaughter in the infamous drive hunt, known as the grindadráp or grind.
Read more: German Actress Anne Menden Joins Sea Shepherd to Defend Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands