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New Zealand Conservationist Knifed in Brazil

Captain Pete Bethune of Earthrace Conservation was this morning attacked by 2 men, one if them with a knife, in the port city of Santander in Brazil. Bethune says one of the men lunged at him with a knife, while a second man came from behind.  A fight ensued for several minutes, during which Bethune […]

Help us save Pink Dolphin in the Amazon

Volunteer on the Amazon Pink Dolphin Campaign

Come help us save the pink dolphin! We’re taking a group of dedicated Volunteers deep into the Amazon Jungle to work against the many threats facing the Pink Dolphin. Below are details on the campaign, which starts in October. Many people say they want to save dolphins – Only a lucky few ever manage to […]

Pink dolphin are increasingly hunted for catfish bait

Pink Dolphin on slippery slope

The pink dolphin has been largely overlooked by conservation groups, despite so many issues pushing them towards extinction. Groundbreaking movie “The Cove” shone the spotlight on Taiji and the dolphin captivity industry. Endangered dolphins like the Vaquita in Mexico and Maui Dolphin in New Zealand both have ongoing awareness campaigns. The pink dolphin by contrast […]

Arrested crew of the "Dan Israel R".  The vessel was allegedly using banned Danish Seine Trawl gear in the Philippines.

Philippines Fishery on the verge of Collapse

After recently assisting in the Philippines on Fisheries Patrols, I have real concerns that their fishery hangs in the balance.  There are so many warning signs that a collapse is imminent, but little wonder when you understand the many factors impacting this crucial resource.   Part of the challenge though is the problems are systemic, widespread […]

Pirate fishing vessel the "Dan Israel R" being escorted into Manila

Earthrace helps capture Pirate Fishing Vessel

A pirate fishing vessel was recently apprehended while fishing within Municipal waters of Philippines for among other alleged violations, being in possession of “Danish Seine” trawling equipment.  Such active fishing gear was banned in 2014 in the Philippines due to its destructive nature. Since then it has become a target for Bureau of Fisheries and […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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