Why Whale Heritage Sites are a multi-media delight!
In just five years the Whale Heritage Site (WHS) certification programme has generated a whale-sized chunk of news stories, features, discussions and presentations delivered across print and online platforms through video and radio, podcasts, webinars and more!
Whale Heritage Sites have captured the public’s imagination as an immensely positive news story at a time when people often feel overwhelmed with the state of our world. And we are proud to say that as more sites have come onboard, all of our Whale Heritage Sites have increasingly benefitted from exposure as they are name checked and linked to our expanding network of world class destinations where people have a proven respectful relationship with whales and dolphins.
Below we share links to some of our favourite articles, news stories, and short films about Whale Heritage Sites. Enjoy!
Becoming a Whale Heritage Site. Action Grant Winner – Camden International Film Festival
Wild Guardians – Tenerife – La Gomera Whale Heritage Site. A film by World Animal Protection
Wild Guardians – Dana Point, California Whale Heritage Site. A film by World Animal Protection
Whale Heritage Site candidate site Azores. A promotional film by Visit Azores
Hervey Bay named world’s first Whale Heritage Site. 7NEWS
Two new Whale Heritage Sites awarded in major step forward for wildlife conservation. A film by World Animal Protection
News and articles online
New York Times: For travel, a sustainable comeback?
National Geographic: A Guide to ethical whale tourism in the 21st Century
LA Times: Dana Point named first Whale Heritage Site in the US
ABC News: Whale Heritage Site status awarded to Hervey Bay in world-first
Forbes: Five underrated wildlife tourism destinations across the US
USA Today: Dana Point, California, where marine mammals ‘live in harmony with people,’ earns distinction as first Whale Heritage Site in US
One Green Planet: These Outstanding Whale Heritage Sites are Protecting and Preserving Cetacean Species Globally
The Independent: Why Tenerife is Europe’s best spot for responsible whale watching