“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.
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    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.
Rob Stewart

Rob Stewart’s Family to Sue Dive Instructor

Breaking News. The family of Rob Stewart this morning announced they are suing for the wrongful death of their son. In a statement, the parents say they hope it will lead to changes within the Dive Industry to prevent such tragic deaths from happening in the future. Court action has been filed against various parties. […]

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Vince (pictured here) was shot 3 times in the head at a Paris Zoo today

Rhino Poached in Paris Zoo

A rhinoceros at a zoo near Paris was shot three times in the head on Monday night by poachers who then cut off its horn with a chainsaw.  The four-year-old rhinoceros, named Vince, was found dead this morning by keepers at Thoiry Zoo, to the west of the French capital. One or more poachers are […]

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The True Cost of Trump’s Wall

The debate over President Trump’s wall with Mexico has unsurprisingly focused on the financial cost and who will pay for it, however from my perspective the real cost will be environmental.  A 2,000-mile wall that’s 50 feet tall with 15 feet underground and one-foot thick would require 19.4 million cubic meters of concrete and 4.6 […]

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Has Japan completed it’s Whale Quota?

I’ve got a few journalists I correspond with in Japan, and I had an interesting conversation with one of them last night.  He claimed their whaling fleet has already caught their 333 minke whales for this year, making it 2 seasons in a row Japan has taken their quota of whales from the Southern Ocean […]

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Huge Artwork to be Auctioned for Conservation

Huge Donated Artwork to be Auctioned for Conservation An extraordinary oil painting of the Milford Sound by New Zealand landscape artist Caley Hall, is being auctioned with the proceeds going towards Earthrace Conservation’s new vessel Earthrace-2 The massive painting which measures 2.46m x 1.42m (approx. 8ft x 4.5ft) will be auctioned by respected auction house […]

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This orca has been in captivity for 24 years in Argentina

Letter to Orca Show Owner

Below is the open letter I’ve sent to Gloria Mendez (the owner) at Mundo Marino in Argentina, who have a captive orca (Kshamenk) and ten dolphin used in shows. Dear Gloria Mendez I visited Mundo Marino 2 weeks ago and as we discussed, I’m sending you an open letter with my thoughts on your operation, […]

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500 Volunteers working to save the pilot whales

Massive Rescue Effort Underway

RESCUE UPDATE:  A massive rescue effort was underway yesterday in New Zealand where 400 Pilot whales have beached themselves.  500 Volunteers turned up to find around 300 whales already dead.  Of those that survived, around 50 were re-floated on yesterday’s high tide, however tragically, these beached themselves again last night. In a move that will […]

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Sharks have lost their Greatest Champion.

A Tribute to Rob Stewart

The tragic death of Rob Stewart is a timely reminder that we are all on borrowed time on this earth. It is always a shame to see someone so young pass away, but doubly so when you consider the huge achievements of Rob, and the ambitious plans he held for the future. In many ways […]

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Tourists Playing with White Lions at Lion Tree Top Lodge

White Lions escape and Kill Neighbor

A man has died of his injuries after being attacked by white lions that had escaped from their enclosure at Lion Tree Top Lodge in Hoedspruit, South Africa.  His friend was seriously injured and remains in hospital. The escaped lions made their way from Lion Tree Top Lodge to the neighboring property, Ngama Lodge, where […]

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Cattle access to waterways is a major contributor to Degradation of Fresh Waters.

New Zealand’s Water Problems Just Starting

Problems with fresh water in New Zealand are just beginning, and in my opinion will continue to get worse unless our central government steps in.  Most Regional Councils have failed, deliberately or otherwise, to keep up with changing land and water use, and river quality is on a slippery slide downstream.  The solutions are staring […]

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This was considered Entertainment - Today people increasingly see it as cruel

Ringling Bros Circus Closing Forever

An announcement that will surely be celebrated by many Animal people, Ringling Brothers announced over the weekend they will be closing down their circus operation.  After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on what owners termed “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives […]

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Nisshin Maru Whale Processing Ship

Breaking News – Whale Slaughterhouse Found

The Japanese Whaling Processing ship (Nisshin Maru) has just been located in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  Sea Shepherd reported this morning that they had filmed the vessel from their helicopter, and that a whale was part-processed on the main deck. It raises some interesting questions.  The Japanese did lose their court battle with Australia […]

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