CONSERVATION COALITION TURNS UP THE HEAT ON AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

  Earthrace Conservation has joined forces with Bob Irwin and his new coalition once again in a campaign for greater protection of Australia’s wildlife. The Bob Irwin Wildlife & Conservation Foundation has formed a coalition of animal welfare groups, including Earthrace, which is calling on the Australian government to introduce an immediate ban all hunting […]

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PETE BETHUNE PAUAS UP

Tuesday 16 April 2013 Pete Bethune, founder of Earthrace Conservation, has dived into the growing storm of opposition against commercial exploitation of previously protected areas for the increasingly threatened stocks of paua (abalone) in the waters off New Zealand’s South Island. The NZ Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) is reviewing whether to allow commercial harvesting […]

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EARTHRACE PROVES HECTOR’S DOLPHIN MARINE SANCTUARIES ARE A JOKE

WORLD’S SMALLEST DOLPHINS REMAIN AT RISK OF EXTINCTION Pete Bethune and Earthrace New Zealand recently received information about vessels fishing in a manner that is very likely to lead to already critically endangered Hector’s dolphins (endemic to South Island New Zealand) being killed in fishing nets in the Banks Peninsula Marine Mammal Sanctuary. Current estimates […]

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GROW SOME BALLS FOR THE MAUI’S’ BETHUNE TELLS NZ GOVERNMENT

MARINE ACTIVIST, PETE BETHUNE, TELLS NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT ‘GROW SOME BALLS OR RISK EXTINCTION OF INDIGENOUS DOLPHINS’ New Zealander Pete Bethune, founder of marine activist group Earthrace Conservation, who lost his boat ‘Ady Gil’ in a collision with Japanese whalers in 2010, has sent a strongly worded message to his Prime Minister John Key, asking […]

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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTIES THREATEN HEALTH OF CAPTIVE DOLPHINS AND SHARKS

Raving bonkers New Year’s Eve parties threaten health of captive dolphins and sharks at uShaka Marine Park, South Africa The events, featuring well known DJ’s and dance music, are planned for three separate areas of the park – one in a restaurant which has shark in tanks right next door to diners – and another […]

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MAUI’S DOLPHIN DEBATE -TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE SAYS EARTHRACE CONSERVATION

“I have never been more ashamed to be a kiwi”, said Pete Bethune, founder of Earthrace Conservation, on hearing that the Ministry for Primary Industries had pressured New Zealand’s Head of Delegation to the IUCN, Andrew Bignell, to go against a motion to increase protection for Maui’s dolphins at the recent World Conservation Congress. New […]

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PETE BETHUNE REFUTES ‘TURNCOAT’ ALLEGATION FROM WATSON

Posted 9:01am 21st September 2012 ”BEING CALLED A ‘TURNCOAT’ BY CAPTAIN WATSON OF SEA SHEPHERD IS DISINGENUOUS TO PUT IT MILDLY”, SAYS EARTHRACE FOUNDER, PETE BETHUNE Recent press releases and statements issued by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have sought to blame Pete Bethune for many of the legal problems that the organisation and its […]

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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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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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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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