“The Operatives” TV Series follows Pete and his team of handpicked former military personnel as they take on hard targets in conservation. Including former Navy SEALs, French SAS and Marine Recon, the team tackles seal clubbers, shark finners, rhino poachers, wildlife smugglers and many more. This heart stopping show now in its second season, has aired in 15 countries, and is now also available online.
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    The Earthrace Costa Rica Turtle campaign runs from July until September each year, and is open to Volunteers who gather freshly laid turtle eggs and relocate them to a safe hatchery. The program has been running since 2013, and to date, over 70,000 turtles have been safely hatched and released into the wild.
    Earthrace-2 is a new multi-purpose vessel being built to assist countries with marine conservation, fisheries enforcement, scientific research and public outreach. Based on the original Earthrace trimaran, it will be state of the art surveillance, pursuit and campaign vessel. The design phase is currently underway with a Kickstarter campaign being used to help fundraising (link to kickstarter campaign).
    The New Zealand Long Finned Eel may not be around for much longer. Found only in New Zealand waters, these amazing creatures are still being hunted commercially, despite government and scientific research showing their population to be in serious decline. We are petitioning the New Zealand government to call a halt to this commercial harvest. Click here to sign the petition.

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    Turtle Rescue Program

    We rescue freshly lain turtle eggs, protect them in a hatchery, then release them into the sea once they have hatched.

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    Help us Save the Long Finned Eel

    The long Finned Eel is under threat from Commercial Fishing and we need your help

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    Help Earthrace combat Illegal Fishing

    Our Campaign against illegal fishing has seen a number of successful arrests and Prosecutions

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    Earthrace 2 Kickstarter Campaign – Coming Soon!

    The Design of Earthrace-2 continues to progress – This will be one amazing boat!

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  • WILL INDONESIA BLOW UP THE HUA Li 8? – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 47

    The massive Chinese Fishing Fleet roaming the Pacific and elsewhere fishing illegally came in for a rude awakening recently. The “Hua Li 8” was spotted by the Argentinian Navy fishing illegally within their EEZ. A skirmish ensued and after considerable drama, the vessel escaped. My first thoughts are how could a Navy with all the […]

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  • THE GREAT ESCAPE OF INKY – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 46

    There was an item doing the rounds yesterday about Inky the Octopus that escaped from New Zealand’s National Aquarium. It was a feel-good story reminiscent of “Finding Nemo”, and in many ways it was quite extraordinary what Inky achieved – He got out of the enclosure when the lid was up, got into an overflow […]

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  • SHARKS LEFT TO ROT – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 45

    The recent loss of 3 massive Bronze Whaler Sharks and a Stingray at Hatfield Beach in Auckland highlight just how destructive set nets are. Recreational fishermen had set the net the previous day, and on returning found the massive animals entangled and already dead. They recovered their net and left the sharks strewn on the […]

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  • SUMATRAN LOGGING SCAM – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 44

    “The loggers are close”, Stéphane says to me in a whisper. “Five of them on the track ahead. And many more in the bush working…” We are crouched behind a fallen tree, and both of us are nervous. We’ve been stalking these illegal loggers for two days, but we’re in a precarious position if any […]

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    • Season 2
      The Operatives TV Season 2 (10 episodes)
      $14.99

      The Operatives follows Eco-Warrior Pete Bethune and his team of former-military conservationists as they take on missions to expose offenders who are harming vulnerable wildlife, natural resources, and ecosystems around the world. They dedicated their military careers to saving their countries. Now, they’re dedicating their lives to saving the planet.  The team tackles several wildlife smuggling rings, rhino poachers, dynamite fishermen, cyanide fishermen, Turtle Poachers and more. 10 episodes of awesome Conservation Television.

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