About Sea Shepherd Global
Leadership & Organization
Sea Shepherd was founded by Captain Paul Watson in 1977. Since then it has grown into a worldwide movement with independent national and regional entities in over 20 countries. These groups are united by a common mission through the Amsterdam-based Sea Shepherd Global, established in 2013, which coordinates finances, communications, logistics and a fleet of five ships to cooperate on direct-action marine conservation campaigns around the world. Sea Shepherd Global is a non-profit registered in the Netherlands as “Stichting Sea Shepherd Global” led by CEO Captain Alex Cornelissen. Sea Shepherd Global operates autonomously – both fiscally and legally – from the US-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS).