Sea Shepherd History
Standing fast on the frontlines of marine conservation since 1977
Sea Shepherd was founded in 1977 with the mission to protect and conserve all marine wildlife. Today, the movement has independent entities in over 20 countries working together on direct-action campaigns around the world.
Sea Shepherd Australia began in 2007. The country’s southern cities of Perth, Melbourne and Hobart all became launching sites to Antarctica for Sea Shepherd’s whale defence campaigns. Now, we have passionate and dedicated volunteers in every major capital city as well as in regional towns, all around the country.