Sea Shepherd Legal

Sea Shepherd Legal is a growing nonprofit environmental law firm passionately committed to saving marine wildlife and habitats by enforcing, strengthening, and developing protective laws, treaties, policies, and practices worldwide. We firmly believe that it is our duty to provide a voice for marine wildlife. We uphold that duty by working to combat the mounting threats jeopardizing the vitality of the oceans.

Our core team consists of attorneys and policy specialists who are supported by multi-disciplinary and sectoral allies, including scientific advisors, investigators, law school environmental programs, and government officials.  We share an overarching mission with our sister organization, Sea Shepherd.  However, rather than employing direct action techniques, we accomplish our goals using legal and policy tools – for example, by helping government partners develop stronger laws for marine wildlife and litigating against agencies to ensure appropriate application of policies.