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melissathompsonesaia:

Hey everyone,

Here’s some video I shot for the AP yesterday from our ceremony and protest from the cove.  You can hear the Nationalists screaming at us in the background.

I’ll upload more as soon as I can.

The Price We Pay for Saving Wildlife.

"There are many of us in the environmental movement that have been arrested and even incarcerated for protecting life. Often our only crime is having the audacity to stand up against countries blatantly committing crimes against nature in favor of their economies.

Despite many laws and treaties in place to protect habitats, species and nature in general, enforcement of these pieces of legislation is often lacking or even non-existent.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a law enforcement agency that upholds international law on the high seas; we do so legally within the context of internationally accepted regulations. We are doing the work that governments around the world should be doing but seem unwilling or unable to do. It is apparently not a priority to protect areas outside their economic jurisdiction, as there is no short-term political or financial profit to be made by this course of action. This is where Sea Shepherd comes in.”

Interesting commentary by Alex Cornelissen!

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PangeaSeed, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a organization using music, film, photography, art, research, and volunteer activism to raise awareness and educate the about the threats our ocean’s sharks face. 

To learn more about this organization and how to get involved visit their website,  follow them on twitter, and add them on facebook.

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