Based in Brighton, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest marine conservation partnership. WCA champions the protection of marine habitats through community engagement, by focusing on whales and dolphins (cetaceans).
The Brighton Dolphin Project (BDP) is WCA’s local initiative that was set up to celebrate the cultural heritage that Brighton has with Dolphins, whilst trying to inspire and excite the local community about conservation issues along the Sussex coast, encouraging human behaviour change that will lead to increasingly sustainable practices.
We aspire to work collaboratively with organisations and individuals who are regular “users” of the Sussex marine environment to create a sightings network, as well as run activities that will lead to the creation of a future generation of ocean conservationists in Sussex.
Brightons’ History with Dolphins
You may not know this, but Brighton has an incredibly right heritage with these charismatic animals, which acted as the main inspiration behind setting up the BDP:
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