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Apply to be a Whale Heritage Site

Please complete your free candidate Whale Heritage Site application below.

Please note a minimum of four individuals or organisations MUST be listed as supporters for your application in addition to yourself. This is to provide evidence that there is local community support for certification. Examples include NGOs, community groups, tourism associations, government departments, tour operators, individual experts, educational institutes etc.

It is recommended that you view the criteria here to understand the necessary requirements and improvements you may need to make through the certification process.

It is also important to consider the fees required to become a WHS. These are based on the site’s ability to pay, and include discount opportunities for World Cetacean Alliance Partners.

The Whale Heritage Sites Steering Committee meets on a monthly basis to review applications. We will notify you on the outcome of your application as soon as possible.