Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Board of Directors make all strategic short and long term decisions for the organization. Directors serve without compensation or other tangible incentives.

 

FARLEY MOWAT
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INTERNATIONAL CHAIR
(posthumous)

During his lifetime (1921 – 2014), author Farley Mowat was Canada's Living Treasure. A naturalist and expert on indigenous people, he has penned many masterpieces, among them are Never Cry Wolf , A Whale For The Killing , and Sea of Slaughter. Unfortunately, we lost this wonderful friend and conservationist on May 7, 2014. His body returned to the Earth but his spirit lives on within all of us at Sea Shepherd. RIP dear friend.

PAUL WATSON
Founder, President, and Executive Director

Paul WatsonPaul is a marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist from Toronto, Canada. Watson was one of the founding members and directors of Greenpeace. In 1977, Watson left Greenpeace and founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Watson has served as Master and Commander on seven different Sea Shepherd ships since 1978 and continues to lead Sea Shepherd campaigns. Alongside his crew he has starred in seven seasons of Animal Planet's television series Whale Wars. 

Watson has received many awards and commendations over the years. In 1996, Watson was awarded an honorary citizenship to the French town of St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Previous to that he was made an honorary citizen of the Florida Keys in 1989. Other awards include Toronto City TV's Environmentalist of the Year Award for 1990, the Genesis Award in 1998, and he was inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also awarded the George H.W. Bush Daily Points of Light Award in 1999 for his volunteer efforts with conservation activism. He was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the environmental heroes of the 20th Century in the year 2000.

Pamela AndersonPAMELA ANDERSON
Chairwoman

Pamela Anderson has dedicated her time and resources to human and animal rights, and environmental protection, and she has bravely fought alongside Sea Shepherd and in defense of ocean species on the frontlines. In the summer of 2014, Pamela traveled to the Faroe Islands to publicly speak about the mass slaughter of pilot whales known as the “grindadráp” or “grind,” and asked Denmark to end its support of this brutal practice. In 2006, the compassionate Canadian native spoke up against the Canadian seal slaughter at the Juno Awards, sparking the strongest protests ever against the barbaric culling. Anderson personally asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to take action to stop an illegal shipment of endangered whale meat from Iceland to Japan, and accepted an invitation from Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Sergei Donskoi to address the East Russian Economic Forum on matters of wildlife protection on behalf of her charitable Pamela Anderson Foundation.

Anderson has justly received many awards and honors, including the Mercy for Animals Sam Simon Award for being a defender of animal rights, and in 2014 was named Grand Dame of Montenegro in recognition of her animal activism. She is also the recipient of the Linda McCartney Memorial Award, presented to her by Sir Paul McCartney, to recognize her dedicated work as a staunch defender of animal rights. Her own charity, the Pamela Anderson Foundation, provides support and funding directly to those organizations on the frontlines protecting and defending the rights of the planet and all those who call it home.

PRITAM SINGH
Vice-President
Pritam Singh is an environmental and social activist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and engaged student of religion and philosophy.

In numerous movements and organizations for almost five decades, Singh has worked, supported and affected change to conserve our oceans, protect animals, educate and nurture children, and promote both progressive political change and the transformative power of understanding and compassion.

He currently serves as President of the Sea Shepard Conservation Society having supported Sea Shepherd and its founder Paul Watson for over 25 years. He is a member of the City of Marathon Affordable Housing Task Force, and the President of Rose Apple Society of Contemplative Study. Singh received his Sikh name in 1976 at the Golden Temple in Amritsar India.  He has been a decades long student and collaborator with the renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh assisting him with the editing and publishing of six books and as representative of the Plum Village Community worldwide. He is a member of the Order of Interbeing, and an initiated Buddhist Dharma teacher He was instrumental in the founding of the first Mindfulness Practice Center in the United States, the Mindfulness Training Institute, Maple Forest Monastery and Deer Park Monastery. He also leads his family’s charitable efforts.  He is the Founder and President of the Singh group of companies, which is today the leading hotel, development and management company in Key West and the Florida Keys. The Singh group, founded in 1979, has gained a national reputation for the adaptive reuse of obsolete properties, historic renovation, environmental remediation and award winning design.

Peter RysmanPETER RYSMAN
Secretary-Treasurer
Peter Rysman has a long history of community involvement and environmental concerns.  In his hometown, he was President of the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens for many years.  For eight years he was Chair of a non-profit Hospice organization.  And prior to that he was President of the Key West YMCA.

Peter started volunteering for Sea Shepherd four years ago and currently consults with Sea Shepherd on business and legal matters.  He joined the Board of Directors in December of 2015.

In his younger years, he was an inner-city elementary school teacher and later an organic farmer.

Peter Rysman has over forty years experience as both an attorney and as a businessman.  He has owned and/or operated residential and hotel development projects, a general construction company, a subcontracting company, apartment and hotel operations, shopping center operations and a real estate management and sales company.

Tambrey LaineTAMBREY LAINE
Director

Sea Shepherd Conversation Society has been part of Tambrey Laine’s life as far back as she can remember and joining the Board of Directors in December, 2015 was an honor and a privilege.

A graduate of The University of South Florida’s School of Mass Communications with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast News, Tambrey has over a decade of experience in television news anchoring, writing, producing and management – leading one Florida news team to a Sun Coast Emmy Nomination.

In addition to her passion for journalism, Tambrey has always had a love for the ocean and all its creatures. Her uncle, Captain Paul Watson, founded Sea Shepherd and the cause has always been close to her heart.  A campaign veteran, Tambrey handled media duties in the Faroe Islands for Operation GrindStop in the summer of 2014.  She has also written and produced several Sea Shepherd Conservation Society videos highlighting our volunteers and the tireless work they do protecting and conserving our oceans.

Tambrey continues to consult for Sea Shepherd in media matters and is also a Public Communications Specialist for the county where she lives on Florida’s West Coast.

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Operation Milagro III Campaign Launch Video
Operation Milagro III Campaign Launch Video
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro III to save the near extinct vaquita marina porpoise and the endangered totoaba bass. The M/V Farley Mowat is back on active duty with the M/V Sam Simon joining the Milagro campaign for the first ti...
Sea Shepherd Investigates Whale Corpse in Sea of Cortez
Sea Shepherd Investigates Whale Corpse in Sea of Cortez
The Farley Mowat Sea Shepherd crew is called out to investigate a dead Brydes whale in the Gulf of California on November 5th, 2016 while patrolling the vaquita refuge. To help the Sea Shepherd crew to continue its work in the Sea of Cortez, including protecting the near-extinct vaquita marina porpo...
Entanglement in the South
Entanglement in the South
Operation Guardian Angel - In and around Bahia de Los Angeles, in the Gulf of California, countless marine species are entrapped in nets with little or no hope of rescue. Rosalia Tellez works for CONANP, a department of the Mexican government that acts as park rangers to enforce laws and assist in ...
Good and Bad Days
Good and Bad Days
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers over the course of two days. The first day Sea Shepherd locates and removes a long line from the sea; fortunately no animals were caught in the net. However, the next day volunteers find a sea lion that has been caught and died in a fisherman's net.
Operation Virus Hunter Campaign Summary
Operation Virus Hunter Campaign Summary
Sea Shepherd campaign Operation Virus Hunter saw the vessel RV Martin Sheen under the leadership of Alexandra Morton, head up the coast of British Columbia Canada to expose open pen Atlantic salmon farms and the impact they are having on wild Pacific salmon and the the surrounding eco-systems.
Illegal Totoaba Nets
Illegal Totoaba Nets
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers through the process of locating, retrieving and disposing of illegal nets in the Gulf of California.
Discovering Alleged Wild Salmon Dead in Fish Farms
Discovering Alleged Wild Salmon Dead in Fish Farms
August 12th 2016: Early Thursday morning the R/V Martin Sheen assisted Melissa Willie, a band councilor of the Musgamagw Dza’wada’enuxw nation, in hand delivering a letter to three farms expressing the nations disapproval of the industry. Sea Shepherd crew alongside independent biologist Alexand...
The Grind of the Faroe Islands
The Grind of the Faroe Islands
Ross McCall travels to the Faroe Islands to explore the truths behind the centuries old tradition of the brutal Pilot Whale drives.
Operation Virus Hunter: A Salmon PSA with Pamela Anderson
Operation Virus Hunter: A Salmon PSA with Pamela Anderson
Sea Shepherd Chairman of the Board, actor/activist Pamela Anderson, cautions viewers about the dangers of eating farmed salmon.
Why Just One?  Indiegogo Video
Why Just One? Indiegogo Video
Support Sea Shepherd's documentary by sharing and backing our Indiegogo campaign here: http://bit.ly/1OfvER6
Milagro Summary - English
Milagro Summary - English
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Operation Milagro II has come to an end. Milagro is its campaign to fight the looming extinction of the vaquita porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal in the world. With an estimate of less than 100 surviving vaquita, Sea Shepherd ships the R/V Martin Sheen...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 15 - Good Bye
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 15 - Good Bye
Watch the crew of the Farley Mowat capture footage of illegal fishing activity with a night vision drone and pull up a totoaba net in the dead of night. This is the final vlog of Operation Milagro II!
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project is dedicated to collect samples from whales in the Gulf of California to measure levels of toxins in whales in order to determine the levels of toxins in the Gulf of California itself. Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org
Totoaba Poachers Caught on Camera
Totoaba Poachers Caught on Camera
Never before seen footage. Sea Shepherd catches critically endangered totoaba poacher in the act. The Sea Shepherd crew filmed these totoaba poachers as they were checking one of their illegal nets in the protected vaquita habitat. The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the wor...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 14 - Saving Lives
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 14 - Saving Lives
Watch‬ the routine of our crew doing valuable work in the ‪Sea of Cortez‬. We have been very effective at removing illegal fishing gear from the ‪‎vaquita‬ porpoise's habitat. So much so, that now, most of the time we remove nets and lines that are mostly empty, our favorite thing to do....
Sea Shepherd finds 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks
Sea Shepherd finds 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks
The Sea Shepherd crew has found 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks in the month of march of 2016. The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org/milagro2
Sea Shepherds finds a dead sample of the most endangered marine mammal in the world
Sea Shepherds finds a dead sample of the most endangered marine mammal in the world
While patrolling the waters of the upper Gulf of California the Sea Shepherd crew found a dead vaquita porpoise. The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the whole world. The crew also found a Great White Shark caught in an illegal gillnet.
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 12 - This is Direct Action
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 12 - This is Direct Action
This week, the crew of ‪Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The M/V Farley Mowat and The RV Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass long line from the critically endangered ‪vaquita porpoise habitat. The totoaba fish is also critically endangered. Watch all episodes at: http...
Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet
Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet
Sea Shepherd crew rescued a whale entangled in an illegal totoaba gillnet in the Gulf of California. Sea Shepherd currently has two vessels in Mexico's Gulf of California on OPERATION MILAGRO. Our goal is to save the vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal. The vaquita are caught as a r...
Gregg Lowe on Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro
Gregg Lowe on Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro
You might know Gregg Lowe from X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now watch him explain Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro and understand why we must save the #VaquitaMarina - The most endangered cetacean in the world. Help us save the vaquita at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/donate-now/vaquita-appeal...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 11 - Big Fish
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 11 - Big Fish
This week the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The Farley Mowat and The Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass net from the critically endangered vaquita marina's habitat Watch all episodes at: http://www.seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia/videos.html ‪#‎OpMilag...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 10 - Light up the Dark
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 10 - Light up the Dark
Actor Gregg Lowe crews with Sea Shepherd to help us protect the vaquita. The M/V Farley Mowat lights up the vaquita refuge and deters poacher from laying deadly nets in the vaquita marina's habitat. Watch all episodes at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia
Sea Shepherd Wildlife - False Killer Whales
Sea Shepherd Wildlife - False Killer Whales
The first video of our new series "Sea Shepherd Wildlife". This episode is about one of the lesser know large dolphins - The False Killer Whales. Learn more about these beautiful creatures with the Sea Shepherd crew. Share it with your friends. Video by Carolina A. Castro Narration by Nicole D'Entr...
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat.
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 05 - Gillnet Damage
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 05 - Gillnet Damage
Join the crew of the R/V Martin Sheen as they witness the damage a gillnet can cause to marine wildlife while patrolling the endangered vaquita's refuge in Mexico.