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Paul Watson

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Paul Franklin Watson (born December 2, 1950) is a Canadian-American conservation and environmental activist, who founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an anti-poaching and direct action group focused on marine conservation activism. The tactics used by Sea Shepherd have attracted opposition, with the group accused of eco-terrorism by both the Japanese government and Greenpeace. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Watson has received more than 1,278,539 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Paul Watson is the 233rd most popular social activist (up from 256th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Canada (up from 154th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Social Activist.

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  • 54.66

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  • 25

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  • 5.18

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Paul Watson ranks 233 out of 538Before him are Abba Kovner, Anna Hazare, Hazi Aslanov, Billy Milligan, Ryu Gwansun, and Djamila Bouhired. After him are Abbie Hoffman, Mentor of Rhodes, Gretl Braun, Carl Hagenbeck, Kate Sheppard, and Juliana of Stolberg.

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Among people born in 1950, Paul Watson ranks 112Before him are Steve Hackett, Ubaldo Fillol, Vagit Alekperov, Alexander Lebed, Geraldine James, and Miki Manojlović. After him are Juan Gabriel, Victoria Principal, Li Zhanshu, Tom Petty, Frank Stallone, and Yuki Fushimi.

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Among people born in Canada, Paul Watson ranks 129 out of 1,350Before him are Gerald Bull (1928), Wilfrid Laurier (1841), Paul Martin (1938), Gil Evans (1912), Shania Twain (1965), and Evangeline Lilly (1979). After him are John Tuzo Wilson (1908), Maye Musk (1948), William B. Davis (1938), Myron Scholes (1941), Bruce Greenwood (1956), and Denys Arcand (1941).


Among social activists born in Canada, Paul Watson ranks 1After him are Viola Desmond (1914), John Peters Humphrey (1905), Emily Murphy (1868), and Autumn Peltier (2004).

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