Watson, Paul

WATSON, Paul, environmental activist (b 2 Dec 1950, Toronto). Raised in New Brunswick, he joined the Norwegian merchant marine as a teenager, then settled in VANCOUVER. There he became involved in the formation of GREENPEACE and took part in its early campaigns against nuclear testing, WHALING and the SEAL hunt. He grew restive at Greenpeace's commitment to non-violent protest; in 1977 he left after a dispute over campaign tactics. He immediately founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society,...

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