Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS):
- Non-profit, marine conservation organization.
- Society is based in Friday Harbour, Washington, United States.
- Founded initially by Paul Watson in 1977 under the name Earth Force Society.
- 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
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