Sea Shepherd at CCON | COMIC CON GERMANY 2020
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of marine wildlife. Our mission is to stop the destruction of habitats and the slaughter of animals in the
oceans in order to protect and preserve ecosystems and species in a sustainable manner.
Sea Shepherd employs innovative Direct Action tactics to investigate, document, and intervene when necessary to detect and counter illegal activities at sea. By protecting the biodiversity of our finely balanced marine ecosystems, Sea Shepherd is helping to preserve them for future generations.
Sea Shepherd was founded in 1977 by Captain Paul Watson. Since then Sea Shepherd has become a worldwide movement with independent national and regional groups in over 20 countries. These groups are united by a common mission and are coordinated by Sea Shepherd Global, as are the finances, communications, logistics, and a fleet of five ships. Sea Shepherd Global was founded in 2013 and is based in Amsterdam. Sea Shepherd’s ships participate in direct actions in marine conservation campaigns worldwide. Sea Shepherd Global is a non-profit organization registered in the Netherlands and is managed as “Stichting Sea Shepherd Global” (“Stichting”: Dutch for “foundation”) by CEO Captain Alex Cornelissen. Sea Shepherd Global is financially and legally independent from the US-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS).