Cetacean Alliance is a not-for-profit network of non-governmental organisations committed to preserving marine biodiversity and reducing human impact on cetacean populations. Its aim is to develop synergies and create opportunities for collaboration among individuals and organisations sharing a determination to protect these magnificent and vulnerable animals.
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future. Greenpeace's oceans campaign focusing on three major threats to the world's oceans: overfishing, pirate fishing, whaling, and intensive shrimp aquaculture.
|International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)|
The IFAW engages communities, government leaders, and like-minded organizations around the world to achieve lasting solutions to pressing animal welfare and conservation challenges-solutions that benefit both animals and people. For more than 40 years IFAW has investigated the cruelty of commercial seal hunting and campaigned to end it.
|Sea Shepherd Conservation Society|
Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.
|Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)|
WDCS supports and leads ground-breaking scientific research, funding whale and dolphin conservation field projects around the world. WDCS is an international non-profit working toward the conservation and welfare of all cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) by reducing threats to cetaceans and their habitats and by raising awareness about the need to address the continuing threats to their welfare and survival.
WWF's Global Marine Programme supports the conservation of WWF's marine Priority Places and species (cetaceans, turtles and sharks), as well as the work of relevant WWF Global Initiatives: Smart Fishing, Market Transformation, Coral Triangle, Coastal East Africa and Arctic.
|Australian Marine Conservation Society|
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia's ocean wildlife. We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for 50 years. AMCS works on the big issues concerning the sea. Our key focus is to create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries), make our fisheries sustainable and protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales.
|Marine Mammal Conservation Network of India|
Marine Mammal Conservation Network of India aims to be an online source of information, and a virtual networking platform for people from all walks of life, independent or with organisations, interested in marine mammal research and conservation.
|American Cetacean Society|
The mission of the American Cetacean Society is to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through public education, research grants, and conservation actions. Whales, dolphins, and porpoises face more challenges today than at any other time in history. More than ever before, we must explore innovative, strategic ways to ensure the protection, safety, and welfare of cetaceans, and restore the health and biodiversity of wild marine and riverine habitats.
|Center for Cetacean Research and Conservation|
CCRC conducts and facilitates benign research on whales and dolphins. CCRC has undertaken studies on the biology, behavior, and ecology of a variety of cetaceans.
Threats to dolphins, whales and porpoises are many and varied. Marine Connection campaigns on issues worldwide for their welfare, protection and conservation.
|Marine Mammal Center|
Our mission is to expand knowledge about marine mammals—their health and that of their ocean environment—and to inspire their global conservation. Our core work is the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine mammals, supported by state-of-the-art animal care and research facilities, a corps of dedicated volunteers, and an engaged community.
Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was founded in 1971 by biologist Roger Payne. Led by Dr. Payne and CEO, Iain Kerr, Ocean Alliance collects a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life relating particularly to toxicology, behavior, bioacoustics, and genetics. From that data we work with our scientific partners to advise educators and policy makers on wise stewardship of the oceans to: reduce pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, maintain human access to fish and other sea life, and promote ocean and human health.
|The Ocean Foundation|
Our nine initiatives are: International Sustainable Aquaculture, Coral Reefs, Coasts and Beaches, Marine Mammals, Polar Seas, Sea Turtles, Ocean Leadership, World Oceans, and Ocean Acidification.
BlueVoice.org is an ocean conservation organization founded in 2000 by Hardy Jones and Ted Danson. Its mission is to protect dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals and to raise popular awareness about the plight of the oceans. BlueVoice has fought to end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and to expose the harmful levels of toxins in the marine environment, including mercury, PCBs, and persistent organic pollutants, and their impact on both marine mammals and humans.
|International Marine Mammal Project|
For more than 30 years, the International Marine Mammal Project has led the fight to protect dolphins, whales, and the ocean environment. We pioneered the “Dolphin Safe” tuna fishing standard, stopping the intentional chasing and netting of dolphins and preventing hundreds of thousands of dolphin deaths every year. We directed the historic rescue and release of the orca whale Keiko, made famous in the movie Free Willy. We are fighting to end the tragic slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan, as featured in the Academy Award–winning movie The Cove. And we’re campaigning to stop all trade in live dolphins and end the captivity of whales and dolphins for circus performances. We have achieved victories for marine mammals around the world and we continue to work to make the oceans safe for whales, dolphins, and marine life.
|Wild Whales - The B.C. Cetaceans Sightings Network|
Of the 23 species of whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles in B.C. waters, 12 are listed under the Species at Risk Act as Endangered, Threatened or Special Concern. In addition, all cetacean and turtle species are subjected to similar pressures from threats to marine mammals and to their marine habitat. There are numerous organizations that are working to conserve marine species and the marine environment in B.C. The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network works closely with these groups, who all have a common goal of protecting ocean wildlife.
|Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute (Merr Institute)|
The Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. is a non-profit stranding response and rehabilitation organization dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles. It is MERR's commitment to contribute to the preservation of these species through research and rescue efforts, and to foster greater understanding and appreciation of these species and their habitat through education and enhanced public awareness. MERR Institute, Inc. is authorized by National Marine Fisheries Service and the State of Delaware to be the official stranding respondents for the Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of Delaware.
|Sea Life Trust|
The SEA LIFE Trust is dedicated to taking action to conserve marine wildlife and the environment through global campaigns, innovative research and inspiring education. Our vision is a world where vital marine habitats and wildlife are respected and conserved, where fish stocks are abundant and plastic pollution is extinct.
|Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organisation|
At AMWRRO our primary objective is to rescue and rehabilitate injured marine wildlife from Australian waters. AMWRRO is the only organisation in South Australia licensed to rescue, rehabilitate and release all seals, all seabirds and all sea turtles species. We also work in conjunction with state departments to rescue and release dolphins and whales that are found entangled, injured or beached. AMWRRO assists with marine wildlife issues across Australia and when possible (or requested) we have the ability transport these animals to South Australia for treatment and rehabilitation and later return to their initial location. AMWRRO is changing policies and departmental protocol on how to deal with injured marine wildlife and is implementing minimum standards for other organisations in Australia to adopt when dealing with such species.
|South Australian Whale Centre|
There is plenty to discover across three floors at the South Australian Whale Centre. Some exhibits you will experience – A variety of unique and one of a kind murals, the Fisheye 3D theatrette (included in admission price), whaling artefacts and our very own kidzone.
ORCA believes that the only way to protect our whales and dolphins is to identify areas where they're vulnerable and study their habitats. That way, we can protect these places by changing the way we use them. That includes shipping, fishing, noise pollution, marine litter and more. Best of all, this information can be shared and used across the globe. And that's the local solution to the global problem. We are helping the UK government identify important whale and dolphin hotspots around the UK coastline. We are helping the UK government establish the conservation status of the whale, dolphin and porpoise species that frequent our waters. We have identified the area with the highest recorded density of the elusive and rare beaked whales in the North Atlantic, helping governments create ways to study and protect them. We are creating a national network of trained marine mammal surveyors from all walks of life. We have brought together representatives from the shipping industry, NGOs, government and scientists to discuss and plan how to prevent large whales being hit by ships in the North Atlantic.