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 skilful boat handling to the highest quality on board education, these operators help to inspire their guests and protect the animals they love.
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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.
Educating the next generation, or the wider community in cetacean welfare, and environmental issues in their habitats is key to inspiring and bringing about change.
Whale and dolphin festivals inspire local communities (and beyond) into thinking about and acting on cetacean welfare. The events may be annual, or even weekly, maybe purely for education or to raise funds for local cetacean-focused projects. Cetacean events are all about spreading a message in fun and positive way.
Collecting data, publishing papers and influencing policy is a crucial part of marine conservation. Institutions may work closely with other organisations, such as NGO’s and Whale Watch Operators to bring about change. Scientific Institutions are the driver for changing standards.
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.
World Cetacean Alliance, Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton BN2 1ET