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 conserve and protect cetaceans, whilst aiding sustainable development and environmental awareness. From a small to a large donation, your support can help the many communities, sites and cetaceans in need across the world!

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Acting as a globally recognised way to identify and award destinations that implement and celebrate responsible whale and dolphin watching, Whale Heritage Sites are locations where coastal communities respect and celebrate cetaceans and marine biodiversity through conservation action and cultural activities represented by the arts, music, science, education and events. These sites will deliver long-term protection for marine habitats and sustainable development for the coastal communities that depend on the sea by inspiring local people to value their whale heritage.