KILLING FIELDS OF CANTEBURY – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 22

My arms sigh in relief as I lay the paddle on my lap.  It has been a long hard slog as we worked desperately to catch up with the gill net vessel that now lies just 200 metres off on our port side.  We’ve been trying to catch this vessel for ten days now, but each […]

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ANIMAL ACTIVIST VS CONSERVATIONIST

S Dale Bowman,  Earthrace Conservation.  Looking at the title I wondered if I should have called this blog animal activist or conservationist but from some of the arguments I see take place on the interweb I decided to leave it as it is. Not because I think the two are opposed but because I believe […]

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EARTHRACE PROVES HECTOR’S DOLPHIN MARINE SANCTUARIES ARE A JOKE

WORLD’S SMALLEST DOLPHINS REMAIN AT RISK OF EXTINCTION Pete Bethune and Earthrace New Zealand recently received information about vessels fishing in a manner that is very likely to lead to already critically endangered Hector’s dolphins (endemic to South Island New Zealand) being killed in fishing nets in the Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Current estimates […]

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GROW SOME BALLS FOR THE MAUI’S’ BETHUNE TELLS NZ GOVERNMENT

MARINE ACTIVIST, PETE BETHUNE, TELLS NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT ‘GROW SOME BALLS OR RISK EXTINCTION OF INDIGENOUS DOLPHINS’ New Zealander Pete Bethune, founder of marine activist group Earthrace Conservation, who lost his boat ‘Ady Gil’ in a collision with Japanese whalers in 2010, has sent a strongly worded message to his Prime Minister John Key, asking […]

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