HELP SAVE THE WORLD’S MOST ENDANGERED DOLPHINS

From Earthrace Conservation New Zealand With the latest emergency measures being put in place by the government to protect the Maui’s dolphins, Earthrace Conservation New Zealand believes it is important to keep the awareness of the plight of our ‘New Zealand’ dolphins at a high. With only 55 Maui’s dolphins left the long term protection […]

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IMAGINE IF YOU WERE ONLY ALLOWED TO SWIM IN THE BATH THIS SUMMER

Earthrace UK launches campaign to discourage British holiday makers from paying to see captive whales and dolphins this summer With the terrible weather that Britons have been experiencing this summer, it’s no wonder that people are leaving in their hundreds and thousands for sun, sea and sand holidays abroad. Marine conservation organisation, Earthrace UK, believes […]

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THE ENEMY OFFSHORE

It is just on dusk, as we shove off in our small dugout canoe. Mustafa and Mohammed paddle furiously to get us past the breakers before any big waves come through. They’ve done this run thousands of times, and know to treat the African surf with respect. A minute later we pass the last of […]

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NEW KILLER WHALE AND DOLPHIN SHOW TO OPEN IN UK

NEW KILLER WHALE AND DOLPHIN SHOW TO OPEN IN BOGNOR REGIS, UNITED KINGDOM, IN 2013 Today (Friday 8 June) is World Oceans Day, an annual event conceived by the Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network, both of which have supporting partners that include aquariums and marine parks that profit from entertainment using captive whales […]

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NEW BOAT GIVES PETE HIS SEALEGS BACK

Posted 5:54am 27th April 2012 NEW BOAT GIVES PETE HIS SEALEGS – SIGHTS SET ON ILLEGAL FISHING IN AFRICA On Friday 20 April, Pete Bethune launched the new Earthrace vessel at Westhaven Marina in New Zealand. He and his crew have their sights set on tackling illegal fishing off the African coast, starting this summer. […]

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TO CLARIFY THE CASE – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 12

There has been a lot of discussion on other pages about my alleged suing of SSCS, so I am writing this to put my perspective on things.  I had not wanted this opened in the public like this, however there is so much nonsense being said elsewhere that I must at least put across my […]

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$30 MILLION TO SUBSIDIZE WHALING FLEET – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 11

Announced today by ABC in Australia and Asahi News in Japan, the Japanese government is to spend US$30 million to subsidize their ailing whaling fleet in sending them to Antarctica.  The announcement was made from the Prime Minister, who stated that Japan would not be bowing to the pressure from conservation groups. It was reported […]

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A GLIMMER OF HOPE AFTER MEETING OMBUDSMAN – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 10

“If Namibia continues with the seal cull”, I say to the Namibian Ombudsman earnestly, “then you will pay a heavy price.” I pause for a few seconds letting the words sink in. “Your tourism industry will be targeted. All those German and Swedish tourists that backpack around your country…well they got lots of other places […]

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SEAL NUMBERS WILL EXPLODE? – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 9

“In fact Our Minister of Fisheries has openly asked for conservation groups to suggest more humane methods of killing the seals…and not one suggestion has been made.” The Namibian Permanent Secretary leans back in his chair with a smug look on his face.I’m meeting the Permanent Secretary for Namibia’s Tourism and Environment Ministry, and our […]

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PETE BETHUNE ON CARTE BLANCHE, SOUTH AFRICA

Pete Bethune from Earthrace Conservation filmed in 2011 for the popular show Carte Blanche in South Africa.

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JAPANESE WHALING ORGANISATION CONFIRMS BANKRUPTCY IMMINENT

LEAKED INFORMATION FROM WITHIN JAPANESE WHALING ORGANISATION CONFIRMS BANKRUPTCY IMMINENT Japanese whaling has come under the spotlight in recent times more than ever before, and it seems the effect on may be to see it cease to function. There has been mounting speculation that the Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR), the organisation that carries out […]

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JAPANESE WHALING ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 8

Posted 5:36am 27th August 2011 by Pete Bethune A faint smile crosses my face as the name comes up on my vibrating cell phone. It’s been a while since I’ve spoken to Tsubasa, my friend in Japan, and I’ve missed his updates. “Konichiwa Tsubasa”, I say cheerily down the phone. There’s a long silence before […]

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