In this section, we want to present people and organizations that inspired us to plan our trip in an eco-friendly way and participate in volunteering programs whenever we can.
Captain Watson and Sea Shepherd
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Established in 1977, their 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. With the use of innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. More info
Santuario Igualdad is a sanctuary for rescued animals. Their mission is to provide a safe and permanent home to enslaved animals that have been fortunate enough to be rescued from various centers of exploitation, such as slaughterhouses and hatcheries, or from private individuals who use them as resources.
As a sanctuary, they take care of giving their refugees all the necessary veterinary and nutritional care, as well as their emotional needs. They provide everything necessary for them to develop as individuals, for the first time in their lives, without their interests being frustrated.
Since the greatest cause of suffering and death of animals comes from their use as resources to obtain meat, milk and eggs, they encourage to stop using these products in different areas of our lives, as a way to end their unfair reality. For them, each situation is very serious, so they devote all their efforts to save as many victims as possible and to fight for a better and fairer world for them. More info
Rob Stewart and Team Sharkwater
With his movie “Sharkwater” (2006) Rob Stewart, probably the biggest shark advocate, brought the cruel activity of shark finning to the world’s attention. With the help of Sea Shepherd, he uncovers the violent, pirate-like operations in Guatemalan waters.
In 2017 during his newest movie project “Sharkwater Evolution” where his aim was to uncover why 80.000.000 Sharks get killed for the usage in day-to-day products, he tragically died in a diving accident. You can read all about the continuation of the movie project, Rob’s life and more here.