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The Bluff strives to be world’s first Whale Heritage Site

Congratulations to Candidate Whale Heritage Site The Bluff, Durban, South Africa, for the really great progress they are making towards accreditation. Enhancing the site with creative and original initiatives, the team have made fantastic progress towards developing...

Thirty three potential WHS identified in Africa

The World Cetacean Alliance recently completed an online survey of stakeholders to identify 'Areas of Interest' for Whale Heritage Sites across Africa. Whale Heritage Site (WHS) status is granted to those places around the world where cetaceans are celebrated through...

LAUNCH: WCA Responsible Whale Watching App

The World Cetacean Alliance are proud to announce the launch of the world’s first responsible whale watching app! ‘WCA Responsible Whale Watching’ lists information for over 30 responsible whale and dolphin watching Partners, with key information on species seen,...

Update from Vancouver Island North

Vancouver Island North - a candidate Whale Heritage Site, includes the traditional territory of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation, whose connection to the Max’inux or killer whale can be traced back through generations, not only through art, song and dance, but also...

Whale Heritage Fund launched

The costs of accreditation for Whale Heritage Sites can act as a potential barrier for their implementation in certain developing regions, including across southern Africa. That’s why we have launched the Whale Heritage Fund, to help local communities across the world...

Australia and Brazil bid for Whale Heritage Sites Summit 2019

Bid presentations for the 2019 World Whale Conference and Whale Heritage Sites Summit   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...

WHS Summit Review, South Africa, 2017

This review summarizes the discussions and outcomes from the successful Whale Heritage Sites Summit, held in Durban, South Africa, 29-30 June 2017. Whale Heritage Sites Summit Day 1   The Summit began with talks from interested parties, initial applicants, and...