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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.

You are encouraged to share this on facebook/twitter as widely as possible. If you want to embed it on your website or require HD version or high resolution photographs, please contact Earthrace in advance and let us know.

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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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR SAVING SEA TURTLES TRIP

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR SAVING SEA TURTLES TRIP - EARTHRACE RETURNS TO COSTA RICA THIS SUMMER

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.

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

7 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 left on planet Earth’. Twelve people so far have walked on the moon; only four have ever rowed from North America to Hawaii.

#EmptyTheTanks London 2014

Release date: 14 May 2014

#EmptyTheTanks London 2014
Date: Saturday 24 May
Time: 11:30–15:00
Where: Meet opposite the Moon under Water, 28 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422069764689028/?fref=ts

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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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