Ensuring Effective Prosecution of Marine Wildlife Crimes

Marine wildlife is being exploited on an unprecedented scale. Government authorities often lack the capacity (and, unfortunately, sometimes even the interest) to effectively penalize poachers, vessel owners and other parties responsible for related atrocities. Sea Shepherd Legal is changing that paradigm by providing legal analysis and briefing to government and other authorities across the globe as incidents occur. Detailing violations of domestic and international law, our briefs provide a template for successful prosecution. To date, Sea Shepherd Legal has provided such services for China, Ecuador, Indonesia, Liberia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Palau, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and the United States, as well as to INTERPOL.

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