[MARMAM] Whale Watching review panel: expert needed

Diana Rocha diana.rocha at worldcetaceanalliance.org
Tue May 21 01:00:19 PDT 2019

Dear Marmamers,

The World Cetacean Alliance is seeking input from a researcher with a track
record of studying the impacts of whale and dolphin watching on cetaceans
to be a part of a new International Whale Watching Review Panel.

The panel will consist of five WCA partner experts and one external
scientist, with a position also being offered to a member of the Standing
Working Group on Whale Watching for the International Whaling Commission.
All roles are voluntary with meetings held on a conference call for one
hour once a month. Information to review will be provided via email prior
to calls.

The International Whale Watching Review Panel's role will be to assess
applications for exceptions to the WCAs global guidelines for whale
watching through its new certification programme. These exceptions will
inform the panel on how the global guidelines should be adapted and
improved so that they become more practical whilst continuing to raise the
bar for minimal impact responsible whale and dolphin watching.

The WCA’s Responsible Whale Watching Certification Programme is the only
global certification for whale and dolphin watching tourism. It represents
the international standard for responsible whale watching, developed by the
industry, for the industry.

The World Cetacean Alliance is the world’s largest network of experts on
whale and dolphin watching. Our partners include whale watch tour
operators, NGOs, scientists, and educators, all focused on respectful,
responsible and sustainable whale watching tourism. Certification is based
on our Global Guidelines for Responsible Whale and Dolphin Watching,
overseen by an international panel with specialist knowledge.
Further information can be found here:



If you would like to apply for this role or seek further information please
contact the WCA secretariat at +44 1273 355011, before 7 June 2019.

Many thanks.
Diana Rocha
Chair of Responsible Whale Watching Working Group

Studio 3, Lower Promenade
Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET, UK.
t: +44 (0) 1273 355011
World Cetacean Alliance <http://worldcetaceanalliance.org/>
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