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HARRY ECKMAN

Chief Executive Officer

ELIZABETH CUEVAS ZIMBRÓN

Whale Heritage Site Project Manager

MIKI TILLETT

Communications Manager

PATICE TALAUE

Certification Manager

STEFF EATON

Operations Manager

ANDREW SCOON

Sussex Dolphin Project, Project Support Officer

THEA TAYLOR

Sussex Dolphin Project, Lead

DYLAN WALKER

Senior Adviser - Whale Heritage Sites

JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU

HONORARY PRESIDENT

IAN LEWIS

Trustee, Life College, UK

ROGER MANN

Trustee, Individual Partners

SUZANNE ROGERS

Trustee, Change for Animals Foundation, UK

Guest Blog – The Cruelty of Captivity

Guest Blog – The Cruelty of Captivity

On the 12th May, demonstrating a united front, advocates from across the world organised localised events as part of the global Empty The Tanks campaign. This long running effort seeks to spread awareness about marine mammal captivity, as well as educate the public about what we can do to help end it. The way cetaceans are kept in tanks and forced to perform for public entertainment is inhumane and unacceptable

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Changing the way we view whales and dolphins?

Changing the way we view whales and dolphins?

Watching whales and dolphins in the wild is big business. It’s a US$2.1 billion a year industry available in over 120 countries worldwide, and represents a significant proportion of an ecotourism market that also includes wildlife safaris, diving, and birdwatching tours. Now, a new report by the World Cetacean Alliance and Club Med, has highlighted concerns for many whale and dolphin populations and the need for improved standards across the world.

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Icelandic whalers kill blue whale by ‘mistake’?

Icelandic whalers kill blue whale by ‘mistake’?

Off the coast of a country renowned for some of the world’s most spectacular whale watching, an endangered blue whale (or possible blue/fin whale hybrid) has been slaughtered by Icelandic whalers. According to the IUCN Red List, no blue whales have been recorded deliberately caught since 1978. The statement released by the whaling company called this act an “accident”, however to have a professional in any organization make such a large mistake like this seems unlikely.

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The Importance of Responsible Whale Watching

The Importance of Responsible Whale Watching

Responsible whale watching is the act of observing cetaceans from a safe distance in a responsible manner. It’s about providing an educational experience with qualified, experienced guides that provides passengers with information about the animals, the ocean environment, the issues they face and positive actions people can take to help. It’s about inspiring people to care.

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Mermaids on a mission to end captivity

Mermaids on a mission to end captivity

The WCA Campaigns Working Group has been meeting each month to discuss ideas to assist with Partner’s campaigns. In May the Working Group’s focus was on ‘The Human Aquarium’ project run by WCA Partner Yorkshire Life Aquatic in the UK. This is an innovative, artistic project that includes the use of Mer-people in public swimming spaces to highlight the plight of captive cetaceans.

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Welcoming WCA’s first whale conservation heroes!

Welcoming WCA’s first whale conservation heroes!

The WCA is very proud to announce that its very first Whale Champions Course was held on Tuesday 10th April in Brighton. Our Whale Champions learnt about sensational cetaceans, heard stories from our Partners and took part in activities highlighted just how they can help. From top tips on how to travel responsibly, to how you can save the oceans, our Whale Champions learned how they can use their existing skills to help our Partners and ultimately whales and dolphins.

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