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Dr. Diana L. Reiss

Direct Action Crew

Support Sea Shepherd every month and protect marine wildlife today!

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting my Direct Action Crew page! As a marine mammal scientist, I am passionate about the welfare and conservation of these sentient and magnificent marine mammals with whom we share our planet. My research has focused on increasing our scientific understanding of their cognitive and communicative abilities and applying what we’ve learned to raise public awareness. Their survival, health and future are important to me both scientifically and personally, and they remain a focus of my advocacy and personal giving.

I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) that has a new science-based action model for saving the critically endangered vaquita, the most endangered cetacean species on the planet. To protect the vaquita, gill net fishing in the region has to stop and SSCS is now sending ships, scientists and dedicated crews into fragile ecosystems and partnering with governmental agencies in Mexico to help protect the vaquita and other marine species. I’m thrilled to say that a recent IUCN report published in June 2023 stated that for the first time in 30 years the vaquita population appears to be stabilized through the joint efforts of Sea Shepard partnering with the Mexican government!

Our monthly donating program is called the Direct Action Crew, (DAC), and I’m asking my friends and colleagues in the larger conservation movement to join me in the DAC. Together, the DAC provides critical support to the ships, captains and crews of Sea Shepherd as they protect the line between survival and extinction for some of the most vulnerable species on earth.

So many of you have been on the frontlines in working on marine mammal welfare and conservation efforts and now I’m asking you to join me in this effort as well. Please support Sea Shepherd and their campaigns to protect endangered marine wildlife by joining the Direct Action Crew, and as always, I thank you.

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