Benefits of Whale Heritage Areas
Becoming designated as a Whale Heritage Area can provide significant economic support to a community as the result of increased international exposure, recognition, tourism, local job opportunities, and investment.
Ultimately, Whale Heritage Areas empower local communities, placing a strong emphasis on cultural and natural heritage.
For the travel industry, Whale Heritage Areas provide a clear marker to help identify and support sustainable practices and create a platform for communities to engage with marine culture, heritage and biodiversity.
For tourists, Whale Heritage Areas provide a transparent and easy way to select responsible whale and dolphin watching holiday destinations, encouraging them to experience these incredible animals in the wild, in an authentic and responsible way.