We have agreements with the Costa Rican and Panamanian Environment Ministries to support their efforts in protecting Marine National Parks. We provide crew, and various assets, while the government provides Park Rangers to oversee operations. The assets we provide include our 45m ship, 7.4m Rigid Inflatable Boat, 4.7m Zodiac, UAVs, and K9 Search-and-Rescue team. Our ship serves as a Base of Operations.
PNA & CRI
2020 - Now
Meet the Crew
Captain Pete BethuneFounder & Dircetor (NZL)
Sebastian BergerCEO (GER)
Cliff OchserDirectror – Costa Rica Operations (USA)
Mohith KumarDirector – Global Partnerships & Asset Dev. (CAN)
Jean-Pierre RoujaDirector - Campaigns (BMU)
Valérie CianciaEU Legal Counsel (FRA)
Gina Theodore BryantDirector - Earthrace Conservation USA
Chris WadeDirector - Earthrace Conservation USA
Our team closed 2 wildlife smuggling rings in Asia – One was trafficking critically endangered pangolin to China, while the second was smuggling endangered forest turtles. Our recent campaign in the Amazon has seen us targeting the illegal pet trade. It is possible to buy almost any wild Amazonian animal as a pet, including monkeys, snakes, puma etc. Our team will be returning to the Amazon soon to continue this campaign, and our goal will be to close down more illegal wildlife smuggling operations. Below are a selection of videos from these and other successful missions.
VNM & BRA
Pangolin & Monkey
2020 - 2021