Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Announces Sea Turtle Defense Documentary ‘Why Just One?’

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announced the release of its first feature-length, in-house documentary, titled Why Just One?. The documentary addresses the dramatic decline in sea turtles and the organization’s efforts to defend them. Today’s announcement corresponds with the launching of an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to finish post-production on its groundbreaking new documentary. ScheduledContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Announces Sea Turtle Defense Documentary ‘Why Just One?’”

Dispatches from Camp Pacuare

Commentary by Alex Shopov As we made our way across the beach under the weak light of a moon almost completely obscured by clouds, the biologist studied the water pooling in his footprint with a quiet intensity. With a gleeful exultation, he dropped to his knees, and carefully began excavating deeper into the hole hisContinue reading “Dispatches from Camp Pacuare”

Sea Shepherd to Launch ‘Operation Jairo’ in Southeastern Florida July 15

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will launch a third location for Operation Jairo, its 2015 Sea Turtle Defense Campaign, in Florida this week. The campaign will bring Sea Shepherd volunteers from Belgium, China, Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom and United States to the shores of southeastern Florida’s Greater Fort Lauderdale area beginning on Wednesday, July 15. OperationContinue reading “Sea Shepherd to Launch ‘Operation Jairo’ in Southeastern Florida July 15”

Turtle Hatchlings Safely Reach the Sea with the Help of Operation Jairo Volunteers in Costa Rica

Sea Shepherd volunteers for 2015 Sea Turtle Defense Campaign Operation Jairo are currently on the ground in Costa Rica and Honduras, defending endangered nesting turtles and their eggs from poaching. With an average of only one in 1,000 sea turtle hatchlings surviving to adulthood, these imperiled marine animals need our help in order to have a fightingContinue reading “Turtle Hatchlings Safely Reach the Sea with the Help of Operation Jairo Volunteers in Costa Rica”

Reward Offered for Two Turtle Terrorists

Sea Shepherd Offers $2,000 for the Capture of Anna Maria Island Turtle Killers Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man and a woman who intentionally ran over sea turtle nests and nesting seabird chicksContinue reading “Reward Offered for Two Turtle Terrorists”

Sea Shepherd ‘Operation Jairo’ Volunteers Attacked by Armed Sea Turtle Poachers in Costa Rica

The Violent Assault Comes Just Ten Days after Sea Shepherd Reported to Costa Rican Authorities Receiving Warning of an Impending Attack by Poachers A group of 11 volunteers working with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Sea Turtle Defense Campaign Operation Jairo were physically attacked by poachers last night during a peaceful patrol of Costa Rica’s Pacuare Beach toContinue reading “Sea Shepherd ‘Operation Jairo’ Volunteers Attacked by Armed Sea Turtle Poachers in Costa Rica”

Sea Shepherd Warns of Threats Against Sea Turtle Defense Campaign Volunteers in Costa Rica

Volunteers from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Operation Jairocampaign, currently protecting sea turtles and their nests in Pacuare, Limon, Costa Rica, have warned that poachers in the area are planning actions against their personal safety. Operation Jairo Ground Leader for Costa Rica, Brett Bradley reports that he has been told by a confidential informant that poachers are planningContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Warns of Threats Against Sea Turtle Defense Campaign Volunteers in Costa Rica”

Sea Shepherd Volunteers Save Nesting Sea Turtle and Eggs from Poachers in Costa Rica

Just days after the May 31st launch of sea turtle defense campaign Operation Jairo, Sea Shepherd volunteers have located and stopped a poaching operation on Costa Rica’s Pacuare Beach. Shortly after darkness began to fall on the night of June 4th, Sea Shepherd volunteers were preparing to begin their nightly beach patrol. Ground leader Brett Bradley wasContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Volunteers Save Nesting Sea Turtle and Eggs from Poachers in Costa Rica”

Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Jairo, Sea Turtle Defense Campaign

Volunteers are now present in Honduras and Costa Rica; campaign begins in Florida in July May 31st, the two-year anniversary of the murder of Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval, marks the official start of Operation Jairo, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s summer 2015 Sea Turtle Defense Campaign! Sea Shepherd volunteers from around the worldContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Jairo, Sea Turtle Defense Campaign”

Join Us on the Beaches to Help Save Sea Turtles!

Join the Volunteer Ground Crew of Sea Shepherd’s 2015 Sea Turtle Defense Campaign Operation Jairo Have you always wanted to join a Sea Shepherd campaign to defend ocean wildlife but have not been able to go to sea or spend a month or more away from home? Operation Jairo might be the perfect campaign for you! Volunteers willContinue reading “Join Us on the Beaches to Help Save Sea Turtles!”