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
Climate Change Adaption
Improves Community Cohesion
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.