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Protecting humpback whales in the Eastern Caribbean

Education programs, citizen science data collection, and whale watching are all underway in the Eastern Caribbean
Underwater close up of humpback

Thanks to our friends at Ternua, we were nominated for a grant through European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) to fund our work to protect humpback whales in the Eastern Caribbean. We've been hard at work over the last year to achieve our goals on this project. Stay tuned here for the latest updates.

BACKGROUND

Over a dozen species of marine mammals can be seen throughout the waters of the Eastern CaribbeanThis abundance of marine wildlife proves that it is not only a perfect area for whale watching, but also an area worth protecting. We’re working hand in hand with local experts to create activities that inspire a new model of eco-tourism which will protect and enrich an area of immense natural beauty - the perfect destination not only for watching whales, but also for outdoor activity lovers. Among the many species that can be seen in these waters includes a newly documented sub-population of humpback whales who come here to mate and give birth.  Little is known about this population, but through the involvement of local residents and tourists, documentation of these whales can help provide the necessary data to protect these vulnerable majestic creatures.

Mother and calf humpback underwater

OUR WORK

Visitors to SVG can find our sightings reporting form in tourism offices, or you can download it here. Over 30 different species of marine mammals can be seen in the waters off Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, but little is known about these populations.  Every sighting counts!

Species of SVG
Species of SVG

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