Sea Shepherd New Zealand

Sea Shepherd New Zealand is a non-profit conservation organisation whose 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. 

UYOC: Early in 2017, many of us visited the M/Y Steve Irwin at various ports around NZ where she had called in to resupply. New Zealanders were keen to see her, have a tour around the ship and donate bags of non-perishable goods to keep the crew going over the coming months. That act of giving food, that they asked the public to bring food, really connected us all. It brought home to so many of us how real the work of Sea Shepherd NZ is. How real the people involved are. How real the issues involved are. How accessible they are to us. They represent us. We want to support them through UYOC funding and show our thanks for their bravery, dedication and selflessness.