Sea Shepherd Featured in Sir David Attenborough's 'A Perfect Planet'
Saturday, 30 Jan, 2021
A new episode of the highly-anticipated BBC series A Perfect Planet will premiere on BBC One this Sunday, featuring Sea Shepherd's partnership with the government of Gabon to combat illegal fishing in the largest network of marine protected areas in West Africa.It is already available streaming internationally on Discovery Plus. This powerful episode narrated by the world’s most renowned Natural Historian Sir David Attenborough is titled "Humans"; and focuses on how humans are affecting earth’s life support systems: our weather, our oceans and the living world.
To have the legendary Sir David Attenborough highlight the impact of the industrial tuna fisheries on shark populations--while underscoring the success of innovative joint at-sea patrols--is both an honor and a testament to the importance of this proud partnershipCaptain Peter Hammarstedt
About A Perfect Planet
A Perfect Planet is a 2021 five-part earth science series that takes a sobering look at the state of our planet and our prospects for the future. Through compelling animal-led stories and expert interviews, A Perfect Planet examines how weather, ocean currents, the sun and volcanoes have shaped the world that we live in.
About our work in Gabon
Since 2016, Sea Shepherd has been working with the Gabonese government on Operation Albacore; a campaign to patrol and protect Gabon’s 20,000 square mile network of marine protected areas that are a biodiversity hotspot frequented by breeding whales, dolphins, sharks and countless other marine life.
As part of this unique partnership, Sea Shepherd provides a civilian offshore patrol vessel that Gabonese law enforcement agencies utilzie to detect and deter illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing activity while also monitoring legal compliance by licensed fishing operators.
"Marine life here now has a chance" - Sir David Attenborough