The Captain Paul Watson Foundation (CPWF) has been established in 2023 to promote and further the legacy of Captain Paul Watson. To focus on the protection and conservation of the Ocean through direct intervention supported by education, documentation, research activities and partnerships with other NGOs, governments and international institutions like the United Nations. It will be made up of a small team that will prevent any future interference or dilution of the overall vision of Paul's legacy by keeping management and bureaucracy minimal.
Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK, founded as Sea Shepherd UK in 2005, is a registered marine conservation charity in England and Wales (registration number 1110501).
The Captain Paul Watson Foundation UK, which also operates under the name 'Neptunes Pirates UK', is dedicated to our founder Captain Paul Watson's unique and highly successful non-violent direct action philosophy to saving marine wildlife.
Previously known as Sea Shepherd UK until may 2023, our charity maintains our independence managing our own fleet and campaigns - while also collaborating with the Captain Paul Watson Foundation (International) and other like minded organisations on campaigns for marine wildlife in Europe and across the North Atlantic region.