The Educational Values Of Whale Watching

The Educational Values Of Whale Watching

Whale watching is a world-wide industry accepted as a “sustainable use” of cetacean populations, compatible with Agenda 21 of the 1992 Rio de Janeiro UN Conference on Environment and Development. Most assessments of whale watching focus on the monetary returns, which are estimated at US $504 million (UK £311 million) per year, nearly doubled since 1991. In 1996 whale watching was practiced in 65 countries.

Experts

Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag, Country Director, Germany
Country Director, Germany
Isabel McCrea, Regional Director, Oceania
Regional Director, Oceania
IFAW Japan Representative
IFAW Japan Representative
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Whales
Robbie Marsland, Regional Director, United Kingdom
Regional Director, United Kingdom