“The Operatives” TV Series follows Pete and his team of handpicked former military personnel as they take on hard targets in conservation. Including former Navy SEALs, French SAS and Marine Recon, the team tackles seal clubbers, shark finners, rhino poachers, wildlife smugglers and many more. This heart stopping show now in its second season, has aired in 15 countries, and is now also available online.
    The Earthrace Costa Rica Turtle campaign runs from July until September each year, and is open to Volunteers who gather freshly laid turtle eggs and relocate them to a safe hatchery. The program has been running since 2013, and to date, over 70,000 turtles have been safely hatched and released into the wild.
    Earthrace-2 is a new multi-purpose vessel being built to assist countries with marine conservation, fisheries enforcement, scientific research and public outreach. Based on the original Earthrace trimaran, it will be state of the art surveillance, pursuit and campaign vessel. The design phase is currently underway with a Kickstarter campaign being used to help fundraising (link to kickstarter campaign).
    The New Zealand Long Finned Eel may not be around for much longer. Found only in New Zealand waters, these amazing creatures are still being hunted commercially, despite government and scientific research showing their population to be in serious decline. We are petitioning the New Zealand government to call a halt to this commercial harvest. Click here to sign the petition.


  • Turtle Rescue Program

    Turtle Rescue Program

    We rescue freshly lain turtle eggs, protect them in a hatchery, then release them into the sea once they have hatched.

    $2546 Donated
    25.46% Funded
  • Help us Save the Long Finned Eel

    Help us Save the Long Finned Eel

    The long Finned Eel is under threat from Commercial Fishing and we need your help

    $2726 Donated
    13.63% Funded
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    Help Earthrace combat Illegal Fishing

    Our Campaign against illegal fishing has seen a number of successful arrests and Prosecutions

    $11943 Donated
    6.12% Funded
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    Earthrace 2 Kickstarter Campaign – Completed!

    The Design of Earthrace-2 continues to progress – This will be one amazing boat!

    $83297 Donated
    166.59% Funded
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    Dogs of Poverty in Venezuela

    Venezuela, considered one of the countries with the largest reserves of energy on the planet is suffering the most brutal economic and social crisis in its history as a republic.  While much focus goes onto the misery of its people, Venezuelan pets are the forgotten victims in all this, as families abandon their animals out […]

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    China Targets Live Orca and Penguin in Africa

    Not satisfied with endangered Turtles and fish in their Aquariums, a recent leak shows just how tenacious the Chinese have become in their quest for rare and exotic aquarium animals. Chinese company “Welwitschia Aquatic and Wildlife Scientific Research” has applied to the Namibian Government for the yearly live capture and export of the following animals. […]

  • Love for Long-Finned Eel – Finally.

    One of the challenges facing Conservation groups is making the public care about animals that don’t look cute or cuddly. We faced it recently with a campaign to save the Long Finned Eel. Our petition after considerable time and pushing has just 16,000 signatures. Compare that with our petition to stop seal clubbing in Namibia, […]

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    Costa Rica – The Arribada & Harvesting of Turtle Eggs

    This August saw Pete headed to Costa Rica to observe the Arribada and see exactly what is going on with the legal harvesting of the turtle eggs in Playa Ostional. Four times a year, ten days before the new moon from August to November, masses of olive ridley sea turtles simultaneously swim out of the […]


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    • The Operatives TV Season 1 (8 episodes)
      The Operatives TV Season 2 (10 episodes)

      The Operatives follows Eco-Warrior Pete Bethune and his team of former-military conservationists as they take on missions to expose offenders who are harming vulnerable wildlife, natural resources, and ecosystems around the world. They dedicated their military careers to saving their countries. Now, they’re dedicating their lives to saving the planet.  The team tackles several wildlife smuggling rings, rhino poachers, dynamite fishermen, cyanide fishermen, Turtle Poachers and more. 10 episodes of awesome Conservation Television.

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