3- Sea Shepherds
Grassroots organization operating as the animals’ first and last line of defence.
While park rangers and guardians like Kinessa Johnson are protecting the protected parks and forests of Africa, there are barely any support for the animals at sea. Every year thousands of whales, dolphins and other aquatic wildlife are poached by whaling vessels operating without license. Operating in international oceans, these poachers often get away with poaching due to the lack of enforcement and sovereignty on international waters. Luckily these guys are making a difference…
Started in 1977, the Sea Shepherd movement has been working to put an end to illegal poaching activities at sea. Known by their daring militant tactics including ramming whaling ships and boarding them to interrupt whale hunts, the Sea Shepherd has been making quite a splash in the media in the last decade.
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The Sea Shepherd has sunk multiple fishing vessels in their history and will continue to use force to protect the animals. By far they’re one of the few groups that actually got shit done.