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Published June 19th 2018
Sea Shepherd is an Australian organisation that has been helping protect the oceans. Throughout the decades, they have limited whale fishing, shark finning and the destruction of the marine habitats. Furthermore, they have helped create marine reserves to protect suffering habitats.
Sea Shepherd was first founded in 1977 with only the funding of their community for support. This organisation is managed largely by volunteers who have a passion for the environment.
There is 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris that is dumped into the ocean each year, 269,000 tonnes of which floats to the surface. An estimated of 100,000 marine mammals die from this pollution and on top of this drastic number, 1 million seabirds die from debris consumption.
Sea Shepherd is an organisation that strives to minimise these numbers. Their mission is to "end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species." Sea Shepherd's plans on doing this is by "safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd Australia works to ensure their survival for future generations."