Algoa Bay awarded Whale Heritage Site status!

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Congratulations to the steering committee and community of the newly certified Algoa Bay Whale Heritage Site (WHS) for their incredible hard work in achieving this certification.

Lloyd Edwards, owner of Raggy Charters / The Baywatch Project, and a member of the site´s Steering Committee, said: “Becoming a Whale Heritage Site will ensure that visitors to the Algoa Bay marine area are contributing to destinations that celebrate natural heritage, protect marine wildlife and build a connection between local residents and sea life. In addition to the opportunity to observe sea mammals in the ocean, to attend vibrant festivals and other events that celebrate the marine environment and provide education and inspiration for tourists and locals alike.”

From a 7,000 strong humpback whale catalogue to the annual Welcoming the Arrival of the Whales Festival, the Algoa Bay WHS stakeholders have shown their creativity and commitment in achieving the criteria set out by the WCA and reviewed by the Independent Judging Panel. Welcome to the Whale Heritage Site network, Algoa Bay!

Photo by Lloyd Edwards, Raggy Charters

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