by rebstooke on April 18, 2016 - 10:15pm
Paul Watson, 57, who is a Japanese man, is one of the most important person who has had a positive impact on the world. Mister Watson was a Canadian seal hunters and he was also an illegal fishermen where everybody fears the most. His importance is due to his title of co-founder of Greenpeace in the 70s. In 1973, Paul and represented Greenpeace during the occupation of Wounded Knee in the United States by the American Indian Movement. He also quickly provides assistance to Indian doctors present there, becoming a caregiver. Paul become owner of two boats sailing in the oceans in search of anyone he has evidence of acting criminally. After that, Paul established the strategy of his first protest campaign against whaling. Now, he opens a new role for environmental groups. Because of him, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which are now partners with the Equador police so they can go on official patrols and can make arrests in the national maritime park of the Galapagos. In fact, last year, in only one month, he intercepted 92 000 sea cucumbers and 19 000 sharks’ fins. In the same month, Paul Watson confiscated 35 miles of illegal longline. His positive action relates to a problem in the world that I have already writing about which is the pollution of the water (http://www.newsactivist.com/en/news-summary/champlain-college-2016-newsactivist-contemporary-issues-complementary-course/killer) and it is also related to a post that I have commented on which is the problem of overfishing (http://www.newsactivist.com/en/news-summary/planetary-challenge-fall-2015/overfishing-and-killing-marine-predators). It is important for everybody to respect the other species that surrounds us to be able to live in harmony with them. Every species have the right to live in a safe and healthy environment for them.
To get more information about Paul Watson, visit: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jan/05/activists.ethicalliving
Vidal, j. Adam, D. Watts, J. Hickman, L. & Sample, I. (Saturday January 5, 2008). 50 people who could save the planet. Retrieved from http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2008/jan/05/activists.ethicalliving