Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
(1981, Friday Harbor, WA; 68 staff; www.seashepherd.org)
Is an international nonprofit organization comprising “thousands of volunteers working on the decks of ships and operating all around the planet.” It “exposes, intercepts, and opposes illegal operations that damage and destroy marine wildlife and habitats” by “providing ships, equipment, technical advice, and consultation to multiple partners around the world.” SSCS operates “within the boundaries of practicality and adheres to the guidelines defined by international and domestic law” in its efforts to “defend life and diversity in the oceans” and enforce the upholding of existing laws designed to protect them.
Leadership: Paul Watson (Founder & President)
Budget: $ 6m