Earthrace is a non-profit that works on various conservation missions around the world that save animals and save habitat. In 2019 we signed an agreement with the Costa Rican Minister of Environment that sees us assisting government MINAE Rangers with fishery patrols 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 are now looking to extend this conservation model into additional Central and South American countries looking for assistance in managing their Marine National Parks. This includes the new Earthrace-2 ship, a 60m trimaran that will be launched in 2025. This ship is being offered to the four CMAR countries to help them with protecting what may well become the world’s greatest Marine Protected Area.
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).