Former Military Team Turned Hard-Core Conservationists

Pete Bethune joins TPL to talk about the new Pivot TV docuseries 'The Operatives,' on which his team exposes criminal activity to save the environment.
Aug 14, 2014·
Samantha Cowan is an associate editor for culture.

With help from his brave and daring team, Pete Bethune brings cameras into extremely dangerous situations, including African diamond mines.

From his five months in a Japanese prison to his efforts to stop shark finning in Costa Rica, Bethune describes his inspiration for becoming devoted to conservationism and what you can see on The Operatives. New episodes air every Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Pivot TV.

Watch the full episode and the latest clips from TakePart Live, hosted by Jacob Soboroff and Meghan McCain.

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