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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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News

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.

Assistant required for The Operatives

We’re l­­­­­ooking for an enthusiastic, highly organized and capable individual to assist the production coordinator on our TV series, starting immediately and ending mid-June. You will be based in a beautiful spot in SE Asia, and will be helping out with booking transport, accommodation and generally assisting on the day-to-day logistics of organising shoots.

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 by poachers as well as being predated by animals.

BRITISH POND MAINTAINER SWOPS 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 across the world’s most unforgiving and unpredictable ocean.

One of the competitors is 39 year old Brit, Daryl Farmer, whose normal occupation is maintaining ponds and aquaria in and around his home town of East Grinstead, Sussex, UK.

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Blog

The perfect Storm Engulfing Sea Turtles - Captain's Blog 30 September 2014

The perfect Storm Engulfing Sea Turtles - Captain's Blog
30 September 2014

The turtle struggles in vain to pull its head back but the man has it firmly in his grasp. His knife slices through the exposed neck and a fountain of blood spills over the gravel road. I witnessed this a few years ago – the slaughter and butchering of a sea turtle. And it made me determined to help these little guys. Since then I’ve dedicated a month or two each year to working on Sea Turtle Protection, and I've been lucky to work with some great turtle people, including Michael Carey.

Fighting the Faroese - Captain's Blog 29 September 2014

Fighting the Faroese - Captain's Blog
29 September 2014

At the risk of upsetting many Activists, I’m going to voice my concerns over the recent circus in the Faroe Islands. For those of you unaware, this is the place where they herd pods of mostly long finned pilot whales into beaches, cull them, and the meat and blubber is handed out to the community (called Grindadráp or Grind).

Beverley Hills Gold Barons - Captain's Blog 12 September 2014

Beverley Hills Gold Barons - Captain's Blog 38
12 September 2014

The crazy car parked on the sidewalk is so out there that I cannot help but take a second glance. Holy cow it is a Gold Plated BMW! I’m walking through Beverley Hills with time to kill before my meeting with Pivot (my TV network), but even in this neighbourhood, the car seems out of place.

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