Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
Sea Shepherd campaigns are guided by the United Nations World Charter for Nature. Sections 21-24 of the Charter provides authority to individuals to act on behalf of and enforce international conservation laws.
Sea Shepherd cooperates fully with all international law enforcement agencies and its enforcement activities complying with standard practices of law and policing enforcement.
Sea Shepherd adheres to the utilization of non-violent principles in the course of all actions and has taken a standard against violence in the protection of the oceans.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society respects and acts in accordance with the following international treaties, declarations, conventions, and charters:
The World Charter for Nature
U.N. Doc. A/37/51 (1982)
The International Whaling Commission (IWC)
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
March 3rd, 1973, Washington, D.C.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
December 10th, 1982, Montego Bay
The Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
November 23rd, 1972, Paris, France
The Convention of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)
The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Convention (NAFO)
International Convention for Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT)
The Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
June 5th -16th, 1972, Stockholm, Sweden
ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
July 9th, 1985, Kuala Lumpur
The Berne Convention
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species
So, Piss off for calling Sea Shepherd terrorists. You have no idea what you are talking about. The only objective is clear, to slander... :-(
How appropriate of the sea shepherds to bail out two of their farley mowat crew members with twoonies. They wanted to exchange two loonies for a twoonie!
Yeah, guys, I want my whale brethren to live a peaceful, undisturbed life, too. But you don't see me running around the world killing the Japanese.
It must be realized, however, that anyone willing to sail around the arctic for years, freezing your ass off and risking death, must be mentally unstable anyway. What else did we expect?