Earthrace is a non-profit that works on joint fishery patrols with government agencies in both Costa Rica and Panama. In 2019 we signed an agreement with the Costa Rican Minister of Environment that sees us partnering with government SINAC Rangers in Marine National Parks, and also jungle patrols in terrestrial National Parks (MORE). We provide the Modoc ship, tender vessels, Schiebel S100 UAV, food, fuel and crew, while the government provides Rangers to oversee operations. The partnership has been very successful, and we have recently made an agreement to commence similar patrols in Panama.
Campaigns prior to 2019 have targeted wildlife smugglers, wildlife poachers, illegal logging and illegal fishing. We’ve completed 2 seasons of our TV Show “The Operatives” that raises awareness about important conservation issues. We have also run training camps for government teams and NGOs involved in wildlife protection.
Below is Captain Bethune’s TEDx Talk, and some clips from past missions and our TV show. Header images will link you with our history, past and present campaigns, our ship, and lots more. You can also support us by Donating, and following our Social Media Platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Or you might even like to volunteer with our team. (more).