August 2011: The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) website - http://www.seashepherd.org/ - is as bold and refreshing as the organisation itself. Designed using a dramatic combination of colours - red, black and white - with its easily recognisable pirate flag logo, the website commands the visitor's attention from the beginning.
The homepage is extremely well-laid out - tabs are easily spotted and it is simple for new users to make their way around the website. The Society believes that aggressive action is needed to combat environment problems and has focussed its energies on conserving the world's oceans. A key issue it works on is whaling. Using a combination of online campaigning and direct action, it was instrumental in cutting short the annual Japan whale hunt in Antarctica in 2011. Although it has been criticised for the methods it uses, it cannot be faulted for its dedication. Members risk life and limb daily to protect sea life and a list of all the organisation's projects can be found under the 'Campaigns' section. Check out the 'Get Involved' section for ways in which you can help and look at the newsletters under the 'News and Media' section for a quick glimpse at the group's work. The video section, found under 'News and Media', has recorded footage from almost all of its operations. The website is extremely detailed and is perfect for those interested in marine conservation.