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Marine Life


The American Cetacean Society (ACS) - the oldest whale conservation group in the world.  ACS works to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education, conservation and research. ACS believes the best way to protect cetaceans is by educating the public about these remarkable animals and the problems they face in their increasingly threatened habitats.

Anti-Whaling.com - a group of citizens dedicated to preserving the sanctity of life for whales, dolphins and porpoises. The primary objective of the society is to oppose and work to prevent any return to whaling. The society is dedicated to protecting any species of cetacean (whales, dolphins, porpoises) coming under the threat of whaling. It is our belief that whales hold an inherent biological value, which should be respected and studied, and no group has the right legal or otherwise to hunt and kill whales.

BlueVoice.org - For some twenty five years members of the BlueVoice team have worked both to end the killing of dolphins and whales and to explore the universe of dolphins in the open sea. We oppose keeping dolphins in captivity as we would oppose capturing human beings for display in circus-like shows.

Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) - a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Florida.  Its mission is the protection of sea turtles and the habitats upon which they depend.  CCC is the oldest and most accomplished sea turtle organization in the world.  CCC is a world-renowned leader in sea turtle research and conservation.   

Fishing Hurts - information on commercial fishing, sport fishing, common questions and things that you can do to help.  Also has a kids' corner!

Greenpeace Save our Seas - a global mission to save our seas now - before the last fish has been fished, the last whale has been hunted, the last bay has been polluted and the last reef has been trawled.

Lobster Liberation - everything you need to know about lobsters.

Marine Life - a great site from the Animal Protection Institute with lots of info and links.

Marine Mammals -  tons of information and fact sheets from The Humane Society of the United States.

Ocean Defense International  - has made the commitment to enforce international law on the high seas and protect marine ecosystems from further destruction and ultimate devastation.  ODI is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization formed to combat the destruction of the oceans and its inhabitants.  We embrace the principles of nonviolent direct action and veganism.  Through education and action we intend to stress the importance of a life free of exploitation for all animals.

Note from AZVegan:  It is great (but, unfortunately rare) to see a group like Ocean Defense International incorporating the principles of veganism into their work on behalf of other animals.  Thanks, ODI!!

Oceana - campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Our teams of marine scientists, economists, lawyers and advocates win specific and concrete policy changes to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life. Global in scope and dedicated to conservation. More than 200,000 members and e-activists in over 150 countries have already joined Oceana.

Save the Manatee Club - established in 1981 by former Florida Governor Bob Graham and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett.  SMC is a membership-based, national nonprofit organization. Funds from the Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward public awareness and education projects; manatee research; rescue and rehabilitation efforts; advocacy and legal action in order to ensure better protection for manatees and their habitat.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society -  mission is to conserve and protect the world's marine wilderness eco-systems and marine wildlife species.  We accomplish these goals through public education, investigation, documentation and, where appropriate and where legal authority exists under international law or under agreement with national governments, enforcement of violations of the international treaties, laws and conventions designed to protect the oceans.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society - works to reduce, and ultimately, eliminate the continuing threats to cetaceans and their habitats and to raise awareness of cetaceans and educate people about the need to address the continuing threats to their welfare and survival.





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