While Earthrace is a conservation organization, we do sometimes run animal welfare missions. Two of these are presented below – The first involves the attempted capture and release of an illegally held dolphin, while the second involves covertly filming the barbaric seal clubbing in Namibia. Both missions became standout episodes in our TV Show, and you can watch them in full and free below. Both seasons of the show can be purchased here. There is also a playlist of many of our Animal Welfare videos.
In our most recent animal welfare mission, we learned of a dolphin that was being held illegally in an island resort in Indonesia. Our team entered the facility in the middle of the night, with the intention of rescuing her, taking her to an offshore island where she could be rehabilitated back to health, then all going well, releasing her back into the wild. What could possibly go wrong? Well lots really! Above is a short clip from the mission, and the full episode is available for free below.
In our first mission after the Antarctica campaign, we were dropped by zodiac a few miles offshore from an active African diamond mine. The team swims into one of the most heavily guarded places in Africa, and over the next 4 days, attempts desperately to film the barbaric seal clubbing without being detected by security forces. Above is a short clip from the mission, and the full episode is available for free below.