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Dominica

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Responsible Whale Watching

Dominica

Dominica is aptly nicknamed the Nature Island not only for its terrestrial, but also the marine environment. Resident sperm whales make whale-watching an incredible and unique experience with boats and captains that have spent years on the water and who find the whales using hydrophones to track their clicks.   On behalf of the World […]

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Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference – Tonga

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Cetacean Ecosystems and Habitats, Responsible Whale Watching

Whales in a Changing Ocean Conference – Tonga

For three days 16 countries and territories of the Pacific Islands gathered together to discuss WHALES!!  SPREP (the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Pacific Environment Programme) hosted this unprecedented 3-day conference titled “Whales in a Changing Ocean” in Tonga April 4-6. The conference focused on three issues that were addressed by working groups including: 1) emerging […]

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Azores: Reflecting Science and Knowledge in Legislation

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 in Responsible Whale Watching, Whale Heritage Sites

Azores: Reflecting Science and Knowledge in Legislation

On 13-14 April 2016, Cet Law traveled to Pico Island in the Azores, Portugal to present at and participate in their Second Responsible Whale Watching workshop.  Stakeholders including representatives from whale watching companies, universities, government, and the scientific community participated in the two-day workshop. Day 1 focused on how the Azores can move forward to […]

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World Cetacean Alliance Launches Whale Heritage Site Application

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Responsible Whale Watching, Whale Heritage Sites

World Cetacean Alliance Launches Whale Heritage Site Application

Today, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) has launched the application process for Whale Heritage Sites.  A Whale Heritage Site (WHS) is an outstanding location where cetaceans (whales, dolphins, or porpoises) are embraced through the cultural, economic, social, and political lives of associated communities, and where people and cetaceans coexist in an authentic and respectful way. […]

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Azores Announces 2nd Responsible Whale Watching Workshop

Posted on Mar 25, 2016 in Responsible Whale Watching, Whale Heritage Sites

Azores Announces 2nd Responsible Whale Watching Workshop

Leading the way to make responsible whale watching part of the fabric of the Azores, the Azores Promotion Board, the Regional Directorate of Sea Affairs, and the World Cetacean Alliance have announced a second responsible whale watching workshop will take place on 13 and 14 April on Pico Island. This workshop is a follow up to […]

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Developing a Whale Heritage Trail in the Pacific

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 in Responsible Whale Watching

Developing a Whale Heritage Trail in the Pacific

Cet Law’s Natalie Barefoot representing WCA with David Sheppard, SPREP Director General, at the signing ceremony.   As part of the efforts to improve protections and conservation of whales throughout the Pacific region, a new partnership was formed between the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). The […]

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SPREP Year of the Whale Workshop

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 in Responsible Whale Watching

SPREP Year of the Whale Workshop

On September 19, 2015, Cet Law represented the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP) Year of the Whale workshop. SPREP members have designated 2016/17 as the Year of the Whale in the Pacific region. The one-day workshop took place in Apia, Samoa, and brought member countries and not-for-profit […]

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