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Kiwi Skipper Slams UK Record Bid as Green-Washing Scam

An Open letter to Alan Priddy and the sponsors of Team Britannia. By Captain Pete Bethune – For immediate release In 2008, I was fortunate enough to lead the Earthrace team in setting a new record for a powerboat to circle the globe, running biodiesel fuel made from waste cooking oils. When UK Sailor Alan […]

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Earthrace Kickstarts New Boat

For immediate Release. 4th August 2016. By Earthrace Conservation Organisation Earthrace today released details of its successful Kickstarter campaign for designing its radical new conservation vessel. Earthrace CEO, Captain Pete Bethune, says the Kickstarter campaign raised just over US$90,000, nearly double what the non-profit organization was aiming for. He says, “With a few days to […]

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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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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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Establish a Marine Protected Area in the South China Sea

Earthrace Conservation hopes to bring about lasting change that will benefit marine life and the oceans. While filming season 2 of the Operatives, Pete Behune and his team carried out surveillance both from the air and on the water of the Coral Triangle of the South China sea. The Coral Triangle section of the South China […]

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TELL CHINA TO STOP TRADE ON ENDANGERED SPECIES

There is a global problem of many species being pushed to the brink of extinction. These include rhinos, tigers, primates, turtles, pangolins, reptiles, and manta rays. Wildlife is under siege, and one of the main causes is China and its insatiable demand for rare and exotic animals. While filming The Operatives in SE Asia Pete […]

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BRITAIN’S LINKS WITH CAPTIVE WHALES AND DOLPHINS

To mark the 3rd annual Empty the Tanks event on Saturday 6 June 2015 which saw over 70 rallies in 20 countries against cetacean captivity, Earthrace Conservation UK reveals that whilst the UK no longer has captive whales and dolphins, there are still plenty of British links to the captivity business. To mark the 3rd […]

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THE OPERATIVES – MISSION PIRATA

In October 2013, Pete, an Earthrace team of ex-services personnel (The Operatives) and a volunteer support crew, plus the new Sealegs amphibious craft, returned home after a three month campaign in Costa Rica helping to tackle pirate vessels fishing illegally around the coast. Illegal fishing is like a plague for this small country. Costa Rica, […]

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR SAVING SEA TURTLES TRIP

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR SAVING SEA TURTLES TRIP – EARTHRACE RETURNS TO COSTA RICA SUMMER 2015 There’s a turtle war going on in Costa Rica. Every year, four of the world’s seven endangered species of marine turtles arrive there to nest. Although harvesting of all turtles and turtle eggs is illegal, they are still targeted frequently […]

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BRITISH POND MAINTAINER SWAPS LITTLE FISH FOR BIG WHALES IN GREAT PACIFIC ROW

ROWING 4 REEFS UPDATE 2 20 June 2014 BRITISH POND MAINTAINER SWOPS LITTLE FISH FOR BIG WHALES IN GREAT PACIFIC ROW The Great Pacific Race, organised by legendary British rower Chris Martin, consists of 13 ocean rowing boats competing in solo, pairs and fours teams racing from California to Hawaii, a distance of 2,400 miles […]

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ROWING 4 REEFS’ DARYL FARMER READY FOR START OF GREAT PACIFIC RACE

Posted 5:09am 8th June 2014 BRITON, DARYL FARMER, READY FOR START OF 2400 MILE SINGLE-HANDED OCEAN ROW (MOSTLY NAKED) ACROSS PACIFIC TO SUPPORT OCEAN CONSERVATION AND CANCER RESEARCH Support for Daryl comes from International singer, Peter Andre; New Zealand International rower, Rob Hamill; and Earthrace founder, Pete Bethune It’s been called ‘the last great race […]

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EARTHRACE, JOSS STONE & TIKI TAANE SAVING BIRDS & PLANTING TREES

Waikato, New Zealand, 28 April 2014 Superstar songbird Joss Stone somehow managed to find time in her whistle stop trip to New Zealand as part of her world tour to visit an island in the Waikato river where she planted trees with Pete Bethune of Earthrace and fellow musician, Tiki Taane, that will offer a […]

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