MV Emanuel Bronner Ship Launch

Mike Bronner Speaks with Alex Cornelissen and Anne Kämmerling of Sea Shepherd Germany

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is to end habitat destruction and the slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans, in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and marine species.

A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Captain Alex Cornelissen, the CEO of Sea Shepherd Global. Our managing director in Europe, Axel Rungweber had been forging a relationship with the organization in Germany, and we had long been interested in exploring a partnership with them in the US. Upon meeting Alex and learning more about Sea Shepherd’s mission and impact, I was immediately inspired and humbled by the deep commitment of the people, largely volunteers, who make up Sea Shepherd. Each member does their part together to confront injustice and make positive change in the world.