Thursday, 24 June 2010

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS)

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS):
  • Non-profit, marine conservation organization.
  • Society is based in Friday Harbour, Washington, United States.
SSCS History:
  • Founded initially by Paul Watson in 1977 under the name Earth Force Society.
SSCS Vessels:
  • Sea Shepherd currently operates the vessels MV Steve Irwin and the Bob Barker.
SSCS Politics & Media:
  • Particularly known for using direct action tactics.
  • Often linked to the radical environmentalism movement.
  • Uses the media extensively for public relations.
  • Animal Planet has publicised the work of the SSCS when in 2008 it began filming the weekly series Whale Wars.
  • Whale Wars is based on the SSCS's encounters with the Southern Ocean based Japanese whaling fleet.
Image - SSCG Logo (c) of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Tags: Animal Planet - Bob Baker - Conservation - Direct Action - Friday Harbor - Japanese Whaling - Paul Watson - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - SSCS - Washington - Whale Wars

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