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Sea Shepherd Scandinavia’s primary operations area covers:

Denmark, Sweden and Norway

The objective of Sea Shepherd Scandinavia is to conserve and protect the Scandinavian and the world’s marine ecosystems, habitats and species. Sea Shepherd Scandinavia endeavours to accomplish these goals through public education, investigation, documentation and, where appropriate and where legal authority exists under national or international law to enforce conservation legislation and prevent violations of the applicable treaties, laws and conventions meant to protect the oceans.

Sea Shepherd campaigns are guided by the:

United Nations World Charter for Nature: Sections 21-24

Sea Shepherd Scandinavia cooperates whenever possible with national and international law enforcement agencies.

Sea Shepherd Scandinavia adheres to the utilization of non-violent principles in the course of all actions in the protection of the oceans.

Sea Shepherd Scandinavia at times offers rewards for information leading to the successful conviction of individuals or groups for specific crimes against marine wildlife.

To report a crime or provide information – email:

Sea Shepherd Scandinavia acts to uphold the following multinational conventions, directives and agreements:

  • The ‘Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora’ (CITES)
  • The 1979 Bern Convention – ‘Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats
  • ASCOBANS – ‘Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North-East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas
  • The Bonn Convention – ‘Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals’ (CMS)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 1992
  • The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA)
  • The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (RAMSAR Convention)
  • The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (UNESCO World Heritage Convention)
  • The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) 
  • The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Convention)
  • Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter 1972 (The London Convention) and the ‘London Protocol 1996’
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