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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Hurts - information on commercial fishing, sport fishing, common
questions and things that you can do to help. Also has a kids' corner!
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.
Liberation - everything you need to know about lobsters.
Life - a great site from the Animal Protection Institute with lots of
info and links.
Mammals - tons of information and fact sheets from
The Humane Society of the United States.
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.
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!!
- 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.
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.
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