Nisshin Maru Whale Processing Ship

Breaking News – Whale Slaughterhouse Found

The Japanese Whaling Processing ship (Nisshin Maru) has just been located in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  Sea Shepherd reported this morning that they had filmed the vessel from their helicopter, and that a whale was part-processed on the main deck. It raises some interesting questions.  The Japanese did lose their court battle with Australia […]

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SeaWorld Closing Orca Show

Breaking News:  SeaWorld has just announced that this Sunday will be the final Orca Show at San Diego.  It leaves many questions unanswered, but is a welcome victory for Blackfish, the many NGOs that have lobbied against SeaWorld, and the countless Volunteers that have protested outside Orca  Theme Parks. From the SeaWorld Press Release:  “Sunday, […]

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The Stranded Orca - Lucky to be alive

Orca Rescue ends in Sacking

A Coromandel Harbourmaster has amazingly been stood down after saving an Orca which got its tail caught in a cray pot last night.   The Government Department responsible for any rescue attempt (DOC) was alerted at 9.30am yesterday. At 7pm it still could not get to the Orca so locals decided to get involved and […]

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Japan's Dead Fish Ice Rink

Backlash over Dead Fish Ice Rink

A Japanese theme park which froze 5,000 sea creatures into the floor of an ice rink was forced to close the attraction on Sunday after a public backlash.  You have to wonder what did they expect? Fish, crabs and other shellfish were embedded in the ice as part of a special winter attraction, called “Freezing […]

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The Bushmeat Trade in Africa

Bush Meat Trade threatens hundreds of Species with Extinction

The hunting of wildlife for bushmeat has become a “global crisis” that threatens to wipe out more than 300 species, or a quarter of all threatened terrestrial mammal species on Earth, a first-of-its-kind study released Wednesday warned. Among the world’s largest land mammals, 60 percent are at risk of extinction from human consumption, researchers found. […]

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This vessel will burn 168,000 litres of Diesel to get a record!

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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