“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.

ARMY KILLS OLYMPIC MASCOT – Captain’s Blog 52

In another tragic example of captive animals being shot, the Brazilian Army today shot dead a Jaguar, just hours after it was used in an Olympic Torch Ceremony.  This follows hot on the heels of the the horrific death of Harambe the Mountain Gorilla.  In both cases, critically endangered animals were being kept in zoos […]

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Earthrace Assists in Belle Rose Disaster

For immediate Release.  19th June 2016. By Earthrace Conservation Organisation Earthrace Conservation has Captain Chris Wade assisting local authorities in their efforts to assess and salvage the stricken vessel Belle Rose. The 183 meter long, 50,472 dwt cargo vessel Belle Rose currently rests on Monad Shoal near Daanbantayan in the Philippines.  She was headed to San […]

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HELP US FLOAT A BIG DREAM. EARTHRACE-2 KICKSTARTER Captain’s Blog 51

Hi there … You may know of the extraordinary boat that was Earthrace 1. May she rest in peace. Now a new super-vessel is in the making. Earthrace-2 will be 200 ft long with a crew capacity of 26 and a guest capacity of 200 (in port). It will become our much-needed base of operations, […]

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Earthrace Kickstarts a New Vessel

For immediate Release.  25th May 2016. By Earthrace Conservation Organisation Earthrace Conservation today unveiled concept designs of their new 60m Trimaran to be used for Conservation missions around the World.  The radical looking vessel, designed by Auckland Naval Architects LOMOcean Design, is based on the original Earthrace that still holds the record for circling the globe. […]

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CHARITY DUCKING FOR COVER Captain’s Blog 50

A charity in Auckland was recently bemoaning the fact that they were not issued a permit to release 12,000 rubber ducks into the harbour for their fundraiser.  It demonstrates how ignorance abounds in the corporate sector, and while the CEO Keith Mackenzie’s intentions in raising funds for his charity may be noble, it certainly does […]

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MARINELAND SUING STUDENT FOR $1 MILLION Captain’s Blog 49

In a somewhat surprising move, Ontario based Marineland have just announced their plans to sue 19-year old student Zach Affolter for $1m. It raises a number of interesting issues, and the case may yet backfire on Marineland.As a quick background, Zach acquired Orca footage online that was allegedly filmed by one or more employees at […]

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CHINESE DISGRACE – Captain’s Blog 48

A whale shark swam past an oil rig the other day in China, and it caused quite a stir on their social media as oil workers posted images and video of this awesome fish. The following day it was hanging in the Beihai Fish market and sold by a Mr Liao and Mr Huang, who […]

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WILL INDONESIA BLOW UP THE HUA Li 8? Captain’s Blog 47

The massive Chinese Fishing Fleet roaming the Pacific and elsewhere fishing illegally came in for a rude awakening recently. The “Hua Li 8” was spotted by the Argentinian Navy fishing illegally within their EEZ. A skirmish ensued and after considerable drama, the vessel escaped. My first thoughts are how could a Navy with all the […]

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THE GREAT ESCAPE OF INKY – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 46

There was an item doing the rounds yesterday about Inky the Octopus that escaped from New Zealand’s National Aquarium. It was a feel-good story reminiscent of “Finding Nemo”, and in many ways it was quite extraordinary what Inky achieved – He got out of the enclosure when the lid was up, got into an overflow […]

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Earthrace reveals horror of Namibian seal hunt

Earthrace Conservation calls for an immediate halt before thousands more seal pups are brutally killed. Graphic footage was captured by covert filming of the annual seal cull on one of Namibia’s highest security beaches, Atlas Bay, a lucrative diamond mining area. The footage, released July 2013, shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the […]

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Sizzle Reels and Trailers

Original Sizzle Reel

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Shark Stanley

  Video blog from Pete Bethune about the Shark Stanley campaign that Earthrace is supporting, started by www.sharkdefenders.com. A great way for people to join in an action from home and pressure CITES into increasing protecting for our manta rays and sharks. At the last CITES meeting, eight species of shark were proposed for increased […]

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