Our role as a partner of the World Cetacean Alliance
Five star whale watching is proud to be a partner of the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) – the world’s largest marine conservation partnership. WCA partners include tourism businesses, individuals, NGO’s, scientists, performers, lawyers, and artists (to name just a few) working across the world on a united mission to protect whales and dolphins. The WCA is completely run by its partners, which means that we have an important say in the future for cetaceans and our oceans!
The WCA believes in protecting both human and cetacean communities, and their environments, from the detrimental impacts of tourism (including compromising animal welfare and over-tourism). The WCA campaigns and advocates for change in these situations, particularly in places where there is evidence that tourism is having an impact on cetacean populations, especially isolated populations and threatened species.
The WCA has a unique and important role to play to ensure that whale watching tourism is a force for good, benefiting whales and dolphins and their habitats through sustainable practices. We plan to achieve this by developing projects and initiatives with tour operators that phase out captivity and encourage responsible whale and dolphin watching in the wild, ensuring whale watching tours meet best practice, and promoting destinations where entire communities respect cetaceans and drive forward responsible and sustainable solutions.
For more information about the World Cetacean Alliance visit: https://worldcetaceanalliance.org/