The Big Green Do Nothing: Fundraising Machine Condemns Activism

John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace, attacked Sea Shepherd today in a Huffington Post story accusing us of being counter productive to the campaign of saving whales. “We have to say each to their own tactics. We think strategically to fight our battles and we feel that we are winning the battle against whaling by talking toContinue reading “The Big Green Do Nothing: Fundraising Machine Condemns Activism”

Sea Shepherd Strongly Opposes Western Australia Government’s Call for a Shark Cull

The Western Australian (WA) Government has unfortunately given a green light to hunt for a shark that killed a man in the waters off of Rottnest Island on October 22, 2011. The 32-year-old American man was diving and spear fishing, when it is believed a three-meter great white shark attacked him. In response to this third fatal shark attack in WAContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Strongly Opposes Western Australia Government’s Call for a Shark Cull”

La Réunion Surfers are an Embarrassment to the International Surfing Community

As a French woman, I am deeply ashamed of my select countrymen of La Réunion island. It appears that a group of surfers of la Réunion are a vengeful, frightened pack of sissified wimps. On September 19, 2011, a shark fatally attacked a 32-year-old body surfer named Mathieu Schiller. It was a tragedy and itContinue reading “La Réunion Surfers are an Embarrassment to the International Surfing Community”

Reflections on Meeting with the Namibian Ombudsman

After years of campaigning against the unsubstantiated, annual seal harvest in Namibia, things finally came to a head when the ombudsman called for a consultation meeting to be held between stakeholders and concerned parties (thanks to the persistent efforts of Seal Alert South Africa and Sea Shepherd). The agenda included discussion pertaining to the legalityContinue reading “Reflections on Meeting with the Namibian Ombudsman”

Galapagos Celebrates Their 33rd Anniversary on the World Natural Heritage List

On September 8, 1978, during a session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of UNESCO, the Galapagos Islands, upon Ecuador’s request, were inscribed onto the World Heritage List. The islands became one of the first twelve sites to be designated as a world heritage in accordance toContinue reading “Galapagos Celebrates Their 33rd Anniversary on the World Natural Heritage List”

Sea Shepherd Visits the Orkney Islands

At the conclusion of Operation Ferocious Isles Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel the Steve Irwin stopped over in the Scottish Orkney islands to visit our very own island known as “Little Green Holm.” The story of “Little Green Holm,” as recalled by Captain Paul Watson dates back to 1985, when the seals living on one ofContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Visits the Orkney Islands”

Divine Wind Buys Time for Dolphins in Taiji

The annual horrific program of massacring defenseless dolphins officially began in Taiji, Japan on September 1, but thanks to the timely arrival of Typhoon Talas, the killing has been delayed for at least a week. The sea is not being very kind to Japan this year but then again, Japan has not been very kindContinue reading “Divine Wind Buys Time for Dolphins in Taiji”