Paul Watson

Co-founder of the Greenpeace Foundation, Captain of Animal Planet’s WHALE WARS & Founder of the Sea Shepherd Society, notorious for relentlessly combating international illegal whaling and fishing.

  • Captain Paul Watson founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as an anti-poaching organization. That organization is now a global movement, registered in over 40 nations and operating 14 ships with anti-poaching partnerships with Ecuador (Galapagos) Gabon, Liberia, Sao Tome, Tanzania, Mexico, Dominica, Italy and Peru.
  • His activism for the whaling and fishing industries has led to his being harassed and arrested by a half-dozen countries
  • Captain of Animal Planet’s WHALE WARS
  • Co-Founder of the Greenpeace Foundation

He continues his fight for the rights of our oceans’ inhabitants from illegal whaling vessels, seal hunters and shark finners.

20:08 GMT +11, December 26, 2008. The M/V Steve Irwin has a close encounter with the Kaiko Maru, a spotter ship in the Japanese whaling fleet. Sea Shepherd crew members throw butyric acid (an organic, non-toxic “stink bomb”) onto the deck of the Kaiko Maru.
Photo: Eric Cheng / Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


He had the audience captivated with his thoughts, and views, and experiences for a full hour! He gave so much great information to get people really thinking about the world and human behavior!

- Bridgewater State College (VA)

Capital A a-mazing! He was a veritable encyclopedia of environmental knowledge! I can't wait to see what's in store for him in the future!

- Penn State University