Dana Point Named First Whale Heritage Site in North America January 27 2021

Whale Sail Dana Point Courtesy of ocean-institute.org
Whale Sail Dana Point Courtesy of ocean-institute.org

Dana Point was named The First Whale Heritage Site in North America on Wednesday January 27 2021.

The Whale Heritage Site has included Dana Point California in their alliance to promote responsible whale and dolphin watching.

Importance of Dana Point in The Whale Heritage Site Alliance

World Cetacean Alliance President and Founder, Jean-Micheal Costeau explains the importance of World Heritage Sites.

“Whale Heritage Sites are becoming the gold standard for responsible whale watching destinations worldwide.
But they also have so much more to offer.
By interweaving natural and cultural elements and placing communities at their very heart, these sites will become places where people respect, celebrate and protect cetaceans and their habitats long into the future.”

Environmental Benefits of The First Whale Heritage Site

Furthers Scientific Knowledge
Improves Animal Welfare and Preservation
Ocean Conservation and Enhanced Biodiversity
Global Knowledge Sharing

Social Benefits of The First Whale Heritage Site

Environmental Education
Climate Change Adaption
Improves Community Cohesion
Alternative Livelihoods

Whale Heritage Sites

Hervey Bay Australia

The Bluff in South Africa

Tenerife-La Gomera Marine Area in Spain

Dana Point California USA

Dana Point Whale Watching Tours

Dana Wharf Whale Watching Tours

Captain Dave’s Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari Tours

Ocean Institute Whale and Marine Life Tours

Dana Point Festival of Whales

Dana Point Celebrates Whales annually at the Festival of Whales every March.
This year celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Festival of Whales with virtual and in person events on Saturday March 6 2021 and Sunday March 7 2021.

Festival of Whales 2021 Event Calendar is Online

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.