A new accreditation scheme initiated by the World Cetacean Alliance to recognise the best global destinations for responsible whale and dolphin watching
Whale Heritage Site accreditation will be awarded
to destinations appreciating the culture and heritage
Bringing animals and people together
Whale Heritage Sites actively engage communities
and tourists with marine life through art, music,
science, education and events
The sign of a good choice
Whale Heritage Site accreditation will help tourists and
travellers make the right decisions about where to watch
whales and dolphins responsibly
We believe whale watching tourism can play a crucial role in saving our oceans
Billion dollar industry
People watch whales each year
On-board scientists and educators
BBC 50 things to do before you die
Meet our sites...
"Whale Heritage Sites are becoming the gold standard for responsible whale watching destinations worldwide. But they also have so much more to offer. By interweaving natural and cultural elements and placing communities at their very heart, these sites will become places where people respect, celebrate and protect cetaceans and their habitats long into the future."
Jean-Michel Cousteau - Honorary President, World Cetacean Alliance & Founder, Ocean Futures Society
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