Sea Shepherd, established in 1977, helps conserve marine life by fighting the destruction of species and habitats in the world’s oceans. Uncharted territory and international waters make it easy to get away with irresponsible behavior, and the vastness of the oceans can make it unclear to determine which parties are responsible for acts of destruction. Sea Shepherd makes it their mission to investigate and confront illegal activities in the oceans. They also create and implement measures that contribute to the sustainability of marine-related activities.
Sea Shepherd has several campaigns that target different aspects of ocean conservation:
Operation Virus Hunter
Operation Clean Waves
These are only five of about a dozen campaigns that Sea Shepherd runs. Combating and raising awareness about various issues regarding marine conservation makes it easier for countries, corporations, and individuals to make change. Taking action to protect the world’s oceans now is essential to ensure their survival for the future.