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Naturefund helped Sea Shepherd to free their flagship

It was only two weeks ago when Sea Shepherd declared that their flagship, the Steve Irwin, was detained in the Schottish Shetland Islands. The detainment was ordered by British courts due to a civil lawsuit brought against Sea Shepherd by the fishing company Fish & Fish Limited. Now the Steve Irwin is free at last and ready to resume work.

Naturefund helped to free the Steve Irwin

Naturefund also helped to free the Steve Irwin by allowing Sea Shepherd to use our Charity-SMS to raise the moey needed to free their Flagship Naturefund is really glad that we could help Sea Shepherd and we decided to publish parts of the acceptance speech by Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President of Sea Shepherd:
Sea Shepherd supporters rock! Due to the generosity of our supporters around the world, we have raised over USD$735,000 to save our flagship Steve Irwin - less than two weeks after the launch of our SOS! - Save Our Ship fundraising campaign!Thank you to everyone who helped make it possible for us to fund a bond to release the ve ssel from detainment! Together, we will continue to make a difference.  As many of you are aware, on July 15, our flagship vessel the Steve Irwin was detained in the Scottish Shetland Islands pending our ability to fund a bond we estimated to be in the amount of USD$1,411,692.87. The detainment was ordered by British courts due to a civil lawsuit brought against us by Maltese fishing company Fish and Fish Ltd.  The British court set the bond today at £520,000 (approximately USD$846,290). Thankfully, we were able to post the bond earlier today, and the Steve Irwin will soon depart to the Faeroes for Operation Ferocious Isles.The Steve Irwin will join the vessel Brigitte Bardot and her crew, who are already onsite defending pilot whales.


We are in a war to save our oceans from ourselves, and if we lose, we all lose because if the oceans die, we all die – it’s as simple as that. Thank-you!
For Our Oceans and for the Steve Irwin,
Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President
Naturefund would also like to thank every single one of you who donated money over the last days via the Naturefund Charity-SMS! From now on donations via the Naturefund Charity-SMS will be used again to buy land for nature.

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