Monday, 26 September 2016
Each year Philip Wollen awards the Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal and Prize to the individual whose humanitarian service has made a profound mark on the world, and for whom the powerless are precious.
The award is named in honour of Philip Wollen’s mother Winsome and grandmother Constance.
This prestigious award has been awarded in the past to great people including Sir David Attenborough, Dr T. Colin Campbell, Dame Jane Goodall, Mrs Maneka Gandhi MP, Captain Paul Watson, Dr Jill Robinson, Dr Christine Townend, Dr Ian Gawler and Sri Pradeep Nath.
Speaking at the launch of the 2016 Campaign against the Japanese whale poachers in Antarctica, Mr Wollen said:
“Peter is a most worthy recipient of this prestigious honour. An accomplished mariner, a master tactician, and an inspiring leader, Peter represents the future of compassionate environmentalism”.
Read more: Captain Peter Hammarstedt awarded prestigious Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal and Prize
Monday, 12 September 2016
The crew of the Sea Shepherd ship, M/Y Bob Barker, has assisted Gabonese authorities in the arrest of two illegal fishing pirogues operating in waters off the coast of Gabon, Central West Africa.
The arrests followed a coordinated effort between the Marine Nationale (Gabonese Navy), the ANPA (Fisheries Enforcement Agency) and Sea Shepherd to secure the Gabonese border with the Republic of Congo (Congo) from incursions made by illegal fishing vessels.
Read more: Two Illegal Congolese Fishing Pirogues Arrested in Gabon's Territorial Waters
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
The marine conservation group Sea Shepherd Global is sending its vessels down to the Southern Ocean this December on its 11th direct-action whale defense campaign.
A 2014 landmark ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague declared the Japanese whaling program in the Antarctic not scientific in nature, despite their claims of hunting the whales for scientific research. The Japanese were also found in contempt of the Australian Federal Court for killing protected whales in the Australia Whale Sanctuary.
Read more: Sea Shepherd Global Announces its 11th Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign: Operation Nemesis
Monday, 29 August 2016
The fight has just begun for the Great Australian Bight
Operation Jeedara Update
August 27th 2016
Today at 11:00 AM AEST, the MY Steve Irwin returned to Seaworks, Willamstown, Sea Shepherd’s ship operation base to complete the ship component for Operation Jeedara.
On board were thirty volunteer crew representing Indigenous Australia, Netherlands, France, Britain, USA, New Zealand, Germany and Australia. Their hearts and minds opened up to the beauty and wonder of the Great Australian Bight and with that, their resolve and determination to defend it.
Read more: Steve Irwin returns to Ships Ops Base
Saturday, 27 August 2016
For the third time this year, pilot whales have been slaughtered in the Danish Faroe Islands. The ordeal began at 7am today when a pod of 40 pilot whales was reported to local authorities off Skálatoftir, on the island of Borðoy. The pod was then driven by 12 Faroese boats to Hvannasund for slaughter.
Although most of the pod was able to escape, Faroese media has confirmed nine whales were killed. They were forced to beach and had blunt hooks beaten into their blowholes to drag them onto the sand where locals crudely cut their spinal cord resulting in a stressful and drawn-out death.
Read more: More Pilot Whales Slaughtered in the Faroe Islands
Friday, 26 August 2016
Operation Jeedara Update by Jeff Hansen – campaign lead
Friday the 19th of August at 0700 we took the pilot onboard the Steve Irwin, in preparation for coming into Port Adelaide. The Flinders Ports pilots were a nice couple of gents who were thrilled to know that Bob Brown was onboard and loved meeting Bob. Their enthusiasm for their job was great to see, or perhaps it was just the fact that they were bringing in the Steve Irwin, and that it was the first time that a Sea Shepherd vessel had come into a South Australian port.
Read more: Greens, Xenophon, Port Adelaide, Yankalilla and Kangaroo Island rally in defence of the Bight
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Steve Irwin vessel returns from Great Australian Bight into Port Adelaide, encountering a place rich in beauty and biodiversity, worthy of Word Heritage status
Today the Steve Irwin vessel arrived into Port Adelaide as part of Sea Shepherd's Operation Jeedara, and the Great Australian Bight Alliance. This is the first time a Sea Shepherd vessel has come into port in South Australia. Operation Jeedara's mission is to showcase the beauty of the Bight, a place rich in beauty and biodiversity, to show what we would all loose if BP were allowed to drill for oil and cause a spill in waters deeper, rougher and more remote than the Gulf of Mexico.
Read more: Steve Irwin vessel returns from Great Australian Bight into Port Adelaide
Thursday, 18 August 2016
August 18, 2016 - As I write this we are en route back to Port Adelaide, South Australia. It will be the first time a Sea Shepherd vessel has come into port in South Australia and we look forward to meeting the wonderful community for free public tours this weekend.
Though this will not be the completion of the Steve Irwin’s journey as part of Operation Jeedara, it will be an opportunity to showcase to the public the breathtaking footage we have captured thus far of the truly remarkable Great Australian Bight.
Read more: The Great Australian Bight - Worthy of World Heritage recognition - Operation Jeedara Update