WCA Whale Heritage Site

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Algoa Bay South Africa - Whale Heritage Site Candidate

 

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Raggy Charters has proudly taken on the task of applying for Algoa Bay to be named a Whale Heritage Site.  The process has been long and with much effort from so many people, it is done and our application is in.  With bated breath we await the decision made by a panel of 5 judges from around the world, namely, Denmark, United Kingdom, New Zealand and the Pacific Isles. 

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Below is a snippit from the Whale Heritage Site website and to read more click here.

you may be wondering What are Whale Heritage Sites?

"Whale Heritage Sites (WHS) recognise outstanding destinations for responsible and sustainable whale and dolphin watching. They provide the travel industry with a clear marker to identify and support sustainable practice, and create a platform for communities to engage with marine culture, heritage and biodiversity.

The Whale Heritage Sites certification programme was established by the World Cetacean Alliance and is currently run in partnership with World Animal Protection. WHS formally recognises destinations around the world that support and demonstrate the importance  of cetaceans through culture, education, research and conservation. 

Whale Heritage Sites give tourists a transparent and easy way to select responsible whale and dolphin watching holiday destinations, encouraging them to experience these incredible animals in their natural habitat, in an authentic and respectful way.

Applications are encouraged from communities and organisations that advocate a real connection between cetaceans and both tourists and locals alike, and actively promote the preservation of cetacean habitats for the benefit of present and future generations."

 

Raggy Charters would like to thank all those who have assisted in any way to get the applicaton together and submitted.  The letters of support and motivation are truly just WOW.. THANK YOU! 

WCA Whale Heritage Site Candidate Letters of Support & Motivation

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The designated site area:

Starting at the Cape Recife Lighthouse point (West point of the Bay) will include the entire Cape Recife Nature Reserve (this is where the whale festival is held annually) 
A 0.5 km coastal strip (Nelson Mandela Bay and Sundays River Valley Municipalities) through to the Swartkops river, including Bluewater Bay continuing on to Sundays river.
Coastal area then increases to 1km from Sundays river to include Alexandria dune field and Wood Cape area, all part of the greater Addo.
 
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