Each application takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. After the application is sent through there is a 10-day review process and then we will be in touch with you for the final steps. If you have any more questions about the process or the WCA partnership in general please contact Sophie Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's so special to be connected with people who share a real passion for whales and dolphins...who want to find solutions and help - Amanda Stafford, The Dolphin and Whale Connection
WCA Responsible Whale Watching Partners represent the operators leading the way in responsible practices. From skillful boat handling to the highest quality on board education, these operators help to inspire their guests and protect the animals they love.
Non-Profit Organisation Partners are at the cutting edge of all areas of cetacean conservation. Whether they are at the forefront of new scientific discoveries or campaigning against captive facilities, the work done by these incredible organisations is fundamental to protecting many cetaceans, their habitats and the communities that rely on them.
You don’t have to be a part of a company or organisation to be a member of the WCA family. Some of our most dedicated, passionate and inspirational Partners are those who have joined us simply as individuals with a relentless desire to help protect whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Partners of any shape and size are welcome at the WCA. We believe that a collaborative effort is the most effective way to bring about change for cetacean conservation. Whether you are a small institute or a large museum the dynamic voice of our collective partnership is essential in the mission of the WCA.
The Alliance’s work is funded by an annual membership fee. Each member (Responsible Whale Watch Operator, Non-Profit Organisation, Individual, Educational Facility, Cetacean Event, Scientific Institution) will become a Partner with voting rights equal to other Partners.
Annual Partnership Fee
Fees are given below in UK Pound Sterling.
Individual Partner fees are fixed. Partnership fees for Non-Profit Organisations and Whale and Dolphin Watching Tour Operators are based on ability to pay. This is assessed with a tiered payment scheme depending on an organisation’s annual income (turnover) for the previous accounting year. The WCA Secretariat will request accounts from a sample of partners each year to confirm payment is correct. Students will need to provide proof of enrollment.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE BREAKDOWN
Student Partner Fee = £50
Individual Partner Fee = £100
Non-profit Organisation/Whale and Dolphin
Watching Operator/Other Partner Fees
Annual Income GBP Partnership Fee GBP
Up to £50,000 £150
£50,000 to £150,000 £350
£150,000 to £250,000 £500
£250,000 to £500,000 £750
£500,000 and over £950
World Cetacean Alliance, Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1ET