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    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 […]
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    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, […]
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    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, […]
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    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 […]
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    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 […]
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    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, […]
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    Tonga Whale Conference will discuss WHS

    Whales in a Changing Ocean As part of our continued partnership with South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), we are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the Whales in a Changing Ocean conference, to be held […]
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    Registration open: WHS Summit, Durban, South Africa

    WHALE HERITAGE SITES SUMMIT 2017 “Towards Responsible Tourism for Cetaceans”   Durban, South Africa  24th -29th June 2017   The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) would like to invite you to register your interest in our forthcoming Whale Heritage Sites Summit and […]
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    Osa Pensinsula approved for WHS Candidacy

    The Whale Heritage Sites Steering Committee is delighted to announce that the Osa Pensinsula, Costa Rica, has passed the initial application process to become a Whale Heritage Site and has been approved for candidacy. The site can now plan […]
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    Nantucket approved for WHS candidacy

    The Whale Heritage Sites Steering Committee is delighted to announce that Nantucket, USA, has passed the initial application process to become a Whale Heritage Site and has been approved for candidacy. The site can now plan how to undertake […]