BRIGHTON DOLPHIN PROJECT
"The sea once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
The Brighton Dolphin Project is an initiative from the World Cetacean Alliance that aims to improve awareness about the importance of local marine ecosystems and species across Sussex. Brighton has a rich cultural heritage with Dolphins, and we want to celebrate everything about them along the Sussex coastline, whilst connecting a city with its dolphins in the newly created biosphere reserve.
We want to create a community of Ocean Champions; people who feel empowered to make a difference for marine conservation within the local area. This is achieved through:
Conducting Research: by studying local dolphin/wildlife populations through a Public Sightings Database, as well as our impacts on the marine environment.
Inspiring the Next Generation: through the running of fun, interactive activities at our Dolphin Discovery Centre, as well as organising educational workshops for schools.
Connecting People with Nature: hosting a series of Wildlife Trips so everyone can learn about and hopefully see some of our amazing marine wildlife here in Brighton.
Collaborating for Conservation: working with businesses and not-for-profit organisations to discover more about marine life by creating projects that raise awareness about our seas.
World Cetacean Alliance
The World Cetacean Alliance is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises, also known as Cetaceans. Set up on World Oceans Day 2013, it launched itself as a fledging made up of a group of dedicated grass roots NGOs, passionate individuals, and commercial whale watching businesses desperate to make a positive difference for whales and dolphins. Fast forward five years and the WCA is already the world’s largest marine conservation partnership. Operating through our partners in over 40 countries worldwide, we focus on whales and dolphins as the iconic and inspiring animals with the greatest potential to encourage millions of people to want to protect our blue planet.
The World Cetacean Alliance focuses on three key areas:
Sustainable Cetacean Tourism - The Alliance works across the tourism industry to encourage people to connect with wild whales and dolphins in a responsible and sustainable way. We work with tour operators, airlines, cruise ships, tourist boards, tourism associations to ensure that whales and dolphins are protected in their wild habitats, and not held captive for entertainment purposes in zoos and aquariums.
Protecting Sites and Species - The Alliance supports a global network of Partners in researching cetaceans (whales, dolphins & porpoises), as well as their habitats and identifying threats to their populations. A flagship initiative, Whale Heritage Sites, was created to celebrate locations where people and cetaceans coexist in an authentic and respectful way.
Capacity Building - The World Cetacean Alliance provides their Partners with the resources and qualified individuals needed to carry out their international work. We offer public training courses on different topics, such as how to be a whale watching guide, as well as creating voluntary opportunities with our global network of Partners.
Please consider donating - your generosity makes a huge difference!
You can contact us by writing to the address below or via telephone (our office hours are Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm). We look forward to hearing from you!
Studio 3, Lower Promenade,
Tel: 01273 355011
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