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Who We Work With

Because many of the world’s whales, dolphins, and porpoises live close to shore, the threats they face are often in locations that are important for tourism. Even those cetaceans living in remoter parts of our oceans and major rivers are increasingly coming in to contact with cruise ships, expedition vessels, and other forms of adventure tourism.

Tourism constitutes 10% of the global economy with significant impacts on society and the environment. It has the potential, financial support, and increasing will, to invest in coastal sustainability, community, and environmental enhancement programmes with a clear benefit for cetaceans and ocean conservation. The WCA is in a strong position to help to realise that potential, particularly because our stakeholders include tourism industry advisors (NGOs and individuals) as well as representatives (whale watch operators, tourism associations, event organisers etc.).

Our track record in tourism

These are some of the many tourism businesses we have worked with to ensure tourism is a force for good that protects whales, dolphins and our fragile oceans.