By: Marie

Paul Wats​on

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Paul Watson
(photo:http://strikingattheroots.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/paulwatson1.jpg).

Life


Paul Watson was born December 2, 1950 in Toronto (which is Canada`s largest city), when Paul was six years old he and his family moved to a fishing town, in New Brunswick. Paul was the eldest of seven children, and lived there until 1964.
Paul Watson has one child, Lilliolani Paula Lum Watson, that is born 1980, with his first wife, Starlet Lum. His second wife was a Playboy model, and his third wife is a member of the Sea Shepherd,but to day Watson is single.

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Paul`s daughter and his first wife Starlet
(photo:http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/captain-watsons-biography.html).


He is an environmental activist, most concerned about whales. He is the founder and the president of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS). In 1968 and in early 1970s, he joined the Canadian Coast Guard.

Greenpeace


Watson was in the beginning of the 1970s a part of some action organization with Greenpeace. He was one of the founding members and directors of Greenpeace. In fact, he was officially the eighth founding member. Robert Hunter was the first and his lifetime membership number was 000. His wife Roberta Hunter was second and her membership number was 001. Wason`s official membership number was and continues to be 007 (http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/captain-watsons-biography.html).
In 1977 he was banned from Greenpeace, because they did not like his violent actions.
Paul was convicted in Norwegian law in 1997 for trying to lower the ship "Nybrænna" in 1992, but the Netherland refused to extradite him. In 1977, Watson lead a Greenpeace campain against seal hunting, outside the coast of Labrador, with him he had the famous movie star Brigitte Bardot.
She was with him on the ice-floes to demonstrate and to get international attention on the brutal way the seals were killed.

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Brigitte Bardot with Paul Watson and the rest of the Greenpeace crew
(photo:http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/captain-watsons-biography.html).


He formed his own organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, when he was banned from Greenpeace in 1977.

Sea Shepherd


Paul Watson is the leader of Sea Shepherd today and uses the title "Captain", to his role in the organization. The truth is that he does not have the license as a ship`s captain. Many people feel that Watson`s organization is a group of pirates, sailing around the earth and terrorize fishermen. The organization is disliked in countries that are catching at whales for research.

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Sea Shepherd logo
(photo:http://www.donateyourcartocharity.org/images/logos/sea-shepherd.gif).

Campaigns:
Seals
Canada`s commercial seal "hunt" is the largest mass slaughter of mammals in the world. This year, Canada will allow 270,000 harp seals to be killed (http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/).

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(photo:http://www.seashepherd.org/seals/).

Whales
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(photo:http://www.seashepherd.org/whales/).

Sharks
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(photo:http://www.seashepherd.org/sharks/).

Galapagos
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(photo:http://www.seashepherd.org/galapagos/sscs-and-the-galapagos.html).

Dolphins

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(photo:http://isabelle.seilmagasinet.no/images/p1010746_1160747076.jpg).

Who We Are


Sea Shepherd`s Mission Statement

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international nonprofit, marine wildlife conservation.
Our 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.

Sea Shepherd uses 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 (http://www.seashepherd.org/who-we-are/).