The World Cetacean Alliance has received two bids for the 2019 World Whale Conference and Whale Heritage Sites Summit following excellent bid presentations at the 2017 Conference and Summit from;
- Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil. Presentation by Luena Fernandes, Humpback Whale Institute
- Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia. Presentation by Peter Lynch, Blue Dolphin Marine Tours / Fraser Coast Tourism and Events
The WCA Global Council is currently reviewing both bids with a decision likely in November 2017. Our goal is for WCA conferences to be inclusive of all regions. Previous conferences have taken place in Europe, North America, and Africa, so the current bids from Oceania and Latin America are most gratefully received.
The World Cetacean Alliance would like to thank Fraser Coast Tourism and Events, and the Humpback Whale Institute, for their time and effort in bidding to host the 2019 World Whale Conference and Whale Heritage Sites Summit.