All posts tagged Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Jason M. Colby, author of “Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator”

Jason M. Colby—an environmental and international historian, and professor, at the University of Victoria and author, most recently of  “Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean’s Greatest Predator”—recounts the impetus for writing the new book, acknowledging that “Orca” was hardly telegraphed by his academic fields, or his previous book. Read more…

Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Captain Paul Watson—the founder, president, and executive director of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the marine conservation organization he launched in 1977, and whose profile rose dramatically in the wake of the Animal Planet series “Whale Wars”—discusses his recent period of exile in France, and the international legal troubles that led to it. Read more…

Barbara Trask Lovett, president of Save Nosey Now!

Barbara Trask Lovett—the president of Save Nosey Now! (SNN), an organization that helped a high-profile, long-suffering circus elephant (Nosey) win freedom from the neglectful, exploitative treatment of her owner…and seeks to educate the public about the plight of captive elephants, and pursue elephant-related litigation, legislation, protests, and other measures designed to improve their lives—recounts a childhood replete with animals, including on a family farm in Maine. Read more…

Bob Barker, retired host, “The Price Is Right” & philanthropist

Bob Barker–the retired host of “The Price Is Right” who, over the years, has underwritten a huge array of animal welfare organizations, projects and programs–discusses his lifelong love of animals and how this, combined with the wealth he accumulated over some 35 years of hosting “The Price Is Right,” accounts for his large-scale philanthropy.  Read more…

Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also known from television’s “Whale Wars.”

Captain Paul Watson–the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a co-founder of Greenpeace, and the reluctant star of the reality TV series “Whale Wars”–discusses how he and his mostly-volunteer Sea Shepherd colleagues recently made international news by halting the Japanese whale hunt, mid-season, in the Southern Ocean. Read more…