After our inaugural 2011 WhaleFest, our 2012 festival presented two amazing opportunities: firstly to celebrate the 1982 anniversary of the International Whaling Commission gathering at Brighton in to vote in a moratorium, to stop whaling; and secondly to try to gather as many of the world’s ocean orgs and people to commit to working together.
Through WhaleFest and with advice from BirdLife International – the world’s largest partnership of conservation organisations – the World Cetacean Alliance was launched on 8th June 2013, World Oceans Day.
Led by Honorary President Jean-Michel Cousteau, the World Cetacean Alliance is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). 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.
We are proud to have been a founding partner of the WCA.