World Whale Conference 2019

World Whale Conference in Hervey Bay | 7 - 11 October, 2019.

The 2019 World Whale Conference, hosted in Hervey Bay in Australia, will focus on the theme of 'Journeys that Inspire Change.' Topics will include:

  1. Understanding whale migrations and their significance for marine conservation;
  2. Promoting sustainable whale and dolphin tourism for tourists and local communities;
  3. Exploring our cultural and artistic connections with migrating whales;
  4. Maximising the power of ceteceans to inspire positive human behaviour change to protect our oceans.

Delgates will hear from speakers, and discuss and share evidence, to better understand how we can improve and ensure the protection of cetaceans in Australia and worldwide. In addition, delegates will participate in themed workshops and share ideas and best practice on the work already underway to protect cetaceans.

Whale Heritage Site Summit and Awards

Following the conference, the  Whale Heritage Site Summit will showcase destinations, businesses, charities, events, and communities leading the way in marine conservation, community engagement, and sustainable development. Awards will be given to world-leading initiatives in front of representatives from tourist destinations, international institutions and the private sector, along with global experts in tourism, sustainability, the arts, marine conservation, scientific research and commercial whale watching. Delegates will then discuss and explore opportunities for the development of new sites, and networks of sites, worldwide.

Full schedule and bookings will be available soon!


"This conference is for everybody interested in marine conservation and ecotourism. The WCA is encouraging interested parties globally, including stakeholders across Australia, to participate in discussions to help protect and celebrate cetaceans and their habitats. As an international partnership it is very important for us to reach out to our colleagues and welcome them to this important event."

- Dylan Walker, CEO of the World Cetacean Alliance.

Want to know more?

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Phone: +44 (0)1237 355011
A: Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET, UK.

World Cetacean Alliance

The World Cetacean Alliance is the world's largest partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans).

Whale Heritage Site

Whale Heritage Sites are the only globally recognised way to identify destinations that implement and celebrate responsible and sustainable whale and dolphin watching.

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