“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.

DIVE NZ / DIVE PACIFIC MAGAZINES – INTERVIEW WITH PETE BETHUNE

Dive NZ / Dive Pacific magazines – August/September – Issue 131 Read the published interview: http://nz.zinio.com/browse/publications/index.jsp?productId=293230981# Dive Magazine (DM): Pete what are the objectives of your new conservation project in Africa?  Pete Bethune (PB): East and West Africa have a growing problem of pirate fishing by foreign vessels. The region is estimated to have over […]

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ON THE RUN – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 13

The recent escalation of legal action against Sea Shepherd heralds a definite shift in tactics by governments against activists, and it perhaps has implications for many groups involved in protest initiatives where boundaries are pushed. Firstly, there is no question that Sea Shepherd has set a benchmark for aggressive tactics to get their message across, […]

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MARINE ACTIVISTS IN US ARBITRATION TODAY OVER $1/2 MILLION OWED ON DOOMED ANTI-WHALING SHIP, ‘ADY GIL’

30 July 2012 The long awaited case brought by marine activist, Pete Bethune, against the Sea Shepherd organisation (SSCS) and its founder, Paul Watson, begins arbitration today (Monday 30 July) in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Bethune has instigated the arbitration case to force SSCS to pay up the $1/2 million it owes him for the initial […]

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HELP SAVE THE WORLD’S MOST ENDANGERED DOLPHINS

From Earthrace Conservation New Zealand With the latest emergency measures being put in place by the government to protect the Maui’s dolphins, Earthrace Conservation New Zealand believes it is important to keep the awareness of the plight of our ‘New Zealand’ dolphins at a high. With only 55 Maui’s dolphins left the long term protection […]

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IMAGINE IF YOU WERE ONLY ALLOWED TO SWIM IN THE BATH THIS SUMMER

Earthrace UK launches campaign to discourage British holiday makers from paying to see captive whales and dolphins this summer With the terrible weather that Britons have been experiencing this summer, it’s no wonder that people are leaving in their hundreds and thousands for sun, sea and sand holidays abroad. Marine conservation organisation, Earthrace UK, believes […]

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THE ENEMY OFFSHORE

It is just on dusk, as we shove off in our small dugout canoe. Mustafa and Mohammed paddle furiously to get us past the breakers before any big waves come through. They’ve done this run thousands of times, and know to treat the African surf with respect. A minute later we pass the last of […]

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NEW KILLER WHALE AND DOLPHIN SHOW TO OPEN IN UK

NEW KILLER WHALE AND DOLPHIN SHOW TO OPEN IN BOGNOR REGIS, UNITED KINGDOM, IN 2013 Today (Friday 8 June) is World Oceans Day, an annual event conceived by the Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network, both of which have supporting partners that include aquariums and marine parks that profit from entertainment using captive whales […]

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NEW BOAT GIVES PETE HIS SEALEGS BACK

Posted 5:54am 27th April 2012 NEW BOAT GIVES PETE HIS SEALEGS – SIGHTS SET ON ILLEGAL FISHING IN AFRICA On Friday 20 April, Pete Bethune launched the new Earthrace vessel at Westhaven Marina in New Zealand. He and his crew have their sights set on tackling illegal fishing off the African coast, starting this summer. […]

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TO CLARIFY THE CASE – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 12

There has been a lot of discussion on other pages about my alleged suing of SSCS, so I am writing this to put my perspective on things.  I had not wanted this opened in the public like this, however there is so much nonsense being said elsewhere that I must at least put across my […]

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$30 MILLION TO SUBSIDIZE WHALING FLEET – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 11

Announced today by ABC in Australia and Asahi News in Japan, the Japanese government is to spend US$30 million to subsidize their ailing whaling fleet in sending them to Antarctica.  The announcement was made from the Prime Minister, who stated that Japan would not be bowing to the pressure from conservation groups. It was reported […]

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A GLIMMER OF HOPE AFTER MEETING OMBUDSMAN – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 10

“If Namibia continues with the seal cull”, I say to the Namibian Ombudsman earnestly, “then you will pay a heavy price.” I pause for a few seconds letting the words sink in. “Your tourism industry will be targeted. All those German and Swedish tourists that backpack around your country…well they got lots of other places […]

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SEAL NUMBERS WILL EXPLODE? – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 9

“In fact Our Minister of Fisheries has openly asked for conservation groups to suggest more humane methods of killing the seals…and not one suggestion has been made.” The Namibian Permanent Secretary leans back in his chair with a smug look on his face.I’m meeting the Permanent Secretary for Namibia’s Tourism and Environment Ministry, and our […]

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