World Cetacean Alliance - WCA

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The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Together we represent 97 Partners in 35 countries worldwide and we are expanding rapidly.

Through cooperation, the Partners of the World Cetacean Alliance aim to conserve and protect cetaceans and their habitats in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to ensure their continued health and survival.

The WCA is committed to preventing all cetaceans from being held in captivity except for rehabilitation and release purposes. We are also developing and implementing new concepts for responsible whale and dolphin watching with the potential to inspire and educate millions of people. Finally, we aim to expand the global community of people who care for cetaceans, have a desire to learn about them, and respect them. 

Click here to see the Responsible Whale Watch Minimum Standards which all WCA partners adhere to! 

As well as our local BBWW Permit rules which allow us to approach whales up to 50 metres (and other cetaceans up to 25 metres) at a cautious speed and spend 20 minutes with each individual/group approached. Also, If the animals should move closer to us we do not have to move away as it means they are in control of the encounter!

 

During 2019 Lloyd attended the World Whale Conference in Australia and while there, toured Australia and New Zealand for 4 months promoting the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) to marine operators and met with White Shark Cage Diving (WSCD) Operators. Click here to read more about Lloyd's adventure.

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During this 2020 Covid-19 Lockdown WCA have given staff the opportunity to further their learning through on-line courses. Jake and Purity have both  achieved their certificates in Becoming 'Whale Aware', thank you to the WCA team.

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