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

Brian Sharp, Emergency Relief Officer, Stranding Coordinator
Manager, Marine Mammal Rescue and Research
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Senior Advisor to the IFAW Marine Conservation
Senior Advisor to the IFAW Marine Conservation Program
Matt Collis, Director, International Policy
Director, International Policy
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Marine Conservation