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 1,064,098 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Paul Watson is the 256th most popular social activist (down from 243rd in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from Canada (down from 150th in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Social Activist.

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  • 23

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  • 4.85

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  • 2.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Paul Watson ranks 256 out of 544Before him are Itagaki Taisuke, Túpac Katari, David Frankfurter, Christabel Pankhurst, Emmett Till, and Cut Nyak Dhien. After him are Wessel Freytag von Loringhoven, William Howard Russell, Policarpa Salavarrieta, Nancy Wake, Beppe Grillo, and Ken Saro-Wiwa.

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Among people born in 1950, Paul Watson ranks 140Before him are Randy Quaid, Péter Esterházy, Megumi Ogawa, Roberto Bettega, Mari Miyamoto, and Li Zhanshu. After him are Mary Hopkin, Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou, John Hughes, Vagit Alekperov, Peter Frampton, and Loredana Bertè.

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Among people born in Canada, Paul Watson ranks 154 out of 1,130Before him are Jason Priestley (1969), Stana Katic (1978), Shirley Douglas (1934), Rick Moranis (1953), Rocky Johnson (1944), and Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914). After him are Cobie Smulders (1982), Joe Shuster (1914), John Ireland (1914), Guy Laliberté (1959), Hubert Reeves (1932), and Shania Twain (1965).


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

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