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  • Respect and protect.

    Commercially harvested openly in places, and killed under the guise of research in others - the giants of the oceans are awe-inspiring even in pictures. They are not alone in being pursued by hunters though.

    Legal hunting seasons, abuse of indigenous hunting rights, by-catch and poaching for profit - these all lead to the deaths of thousands of sea turtles, dugongs, rays and seals. It’s no longer acceptable to sit back and do nothing whether we live near an ocean or miles inland. The oceans’ problems are our problems. In order to survive, we need to respect and protect them and the marine life that depends on them as much as we do. It's time to stop talking and start doing.

  • Marine conservation - uniting people all over the world.

    Things have changed. Now it’s the sharks that should be afraid to be in the water. Top of the food chain, apex predators, crucial to the ocean’s eco-system, and yet 100 million are killed each year, 73 million for their fins alone.

    Marine conservation is uniting people all over the world. With an almost tribal urge, the sense of belonging and personal contribution is strong; people are willing to sacrifice much more in support of their tribe than ever before.

  • Power and strength in numbers.

    The oceans cover over 70% of the earth’s surface, and provide us with half the oxygen we need to breathe. From industry waste and emissions to throwing away a single plastic bottle that will leave its mark for ever, and from the great ocean garbage patches to toxic fish and marine mammals, we are all responsible for the state it’s in today. The scale of the problems is vast, but there is power and strength in numbers. Add you voice to ours and we will do amazing things together.

  • Achieve amazing things for dolphins.

    Find someone who doesn’t love dolphins, and you’ll be eye to eye with one of the people who still hunts them, drives them into coves to be killed for food, or equally senselessly, captures and sells them for entertainment. Our tribe is young, but together we can grow a powerful, global marine conservation movement that can and will achieve amazing things for dolphins and other marine life. We salute the numerous other tribes that have been battling to save the oceans for many years. We look forward to fighting alongside them.

Videos

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.

Earthrace captures horror of Namibian seal hunt

No commentary. This graphic footage was captured by covert filming of the annual seal cull on one of Namibia's highest security beaches, Atlas Bay, a lucrative diamond mining area.

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Earthrace reveals horror of Namibian seal hunt

Earthrace Conservation calls for an immediate halt before thousands more seal pups are brutally killed.

Graphic footage was captured by covert filming of the annual seal cull on one of Namibia's highest security beaches, Atlas Bay, a lucrative diamond mining area.

The footage, released July 2013, shows dozens of seal pups being driven across the beach to be clubbed to death by a team wielding what appear to be pick axe handles before their carcasses are loaded into a pick-up truck for disposal.

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Pete Bethune applauds International court verdict on Japanese whaling.

Pete Bethune, Earthrace Conservation, applauds International court verdict on Japanese whaling.

The International Court of Justice in The Hague today (Monday, 31 March 2014) found in favor of Australia and New Zealand in the court case against Japan’s so-called Research Whaling in Antarctica.

Earthrace Conservation founder Pete Bethune, who was at the court for the original case in June 2013 and today to hear the verdict, said, “I am absolutely thrilled. Today will go down in history as a great day for whales, for conservation and for justice.”

BETHUNE CALLS FOR MARINE INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR ROWING4REEFS

For immediate release
23 January 2014

WORLD POWERBOAT SPEED RECORD HOLDER PETE BETHUNE OF EARTHRACE, CALLS FOR MARINE INDUSTRY SUPPORT FOR ‘CRAZY BRIT’ IN SINGLE-HANDED PACIFIC ROW

In 2008, Pete Bethune and his boat, Earthrace, set a new world speed record for a powerboat circumnavigating the globe. Sadly, ‘Earthrace’ itself is no more, sunk in January 2010 after being rammed by a Japanese whaling vessel.

Sperm whale stranding in the Faroe Islands

Sunday 23 November

Four sperm whales had been seen swimming and playing off the coast when a big storm with winds up to 108 mph hit the Islands on Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, it was reported that three had stranded in shallow water between the islands of Streymoy and Esturoy in the Faroe Islands. A fourth had remained free but was swimming in and out of the area returning to the other whales. It has since left the area.

LA MALDICIÓN DE LA PESCA ILLEGAL - MISIÓN PIRATA

9 Noviembre, 2013

LA MALDICIÓN DE LA PESCA ILLEGAL - MISIÓN PIRATA

EARTHRACE, MINAE Y PRETOMA SE UNEN EN COSTA RICA PARA LA MISIÓN PIRATA
Earthrace, la organización conservacionista marina, acaba de volver de una exitosa operación de tres meses, Misión Pirata, que se realizó en Costa Rica y tuvo como objetivo una cantidad de temas en los que estuvo incluida la pesca ilegal.

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Unsung Heroes that ended Whaling in Antarctica

By Pete Bethune, 1 April 2014

The International Court of Justice was emphatic in their ruling against Japan –The research-whaling program in Antarctica fails to meet Article 8 of the IWC regulations, therefore it is illegal. This will mean an end to Antarctic whaling, and it brings to a close the conservation war that has been fought on many fronts since 1987.

INBREEDING CONTROVERSY MAKING WAVES FOR USHAKA SEA WORLD

23 February 2014
by Eleanor Fox, Director, Earthrace Conservation Africa

INBREEDING CONTROVERSY MAKING WAVES FOR USHAKA SEA WORLD
The recent birth and death of a nine day-old Bottlenose dolphin, named ‘Baby’, at uShaka Sea World in South Africa, has sparked tremendous upset and controversy throughout the marine conservation community.

Blackfish, white whales, black days

Blackfish, white whales, black days
14 December 2013, #NoBelugaImport

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