World Cetacean Alliance

Founding Year: 2013



World Cetacean Alliance
(2013; Brighton, UK; 17 staff;

The World Cetacean Alliance is a “global marine conservation partnership” comprising a network of “NGOs, operators, researchers and individuals” dedicated to “the protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the world.” It strives to “create an integrated model for cetacean conservation and protection” by bringing together “stakeholders to work together on cetacean issues” and educating “global and local communities to create an empowered community“ of ocean defenders. WCA also works to “advance animal welfare and environmental, economic and social sustainability in industries and activities that involve humans and cetaceans.”

Work areas:


  • Brighton Dolphin Project: “works directly with local communities to ensure marine wildlife is protected and valued throughout the Sussex coast.”
  • Whale Heritage Sites: “identifies destinations that implement and celebrate responsible and sustainable whale and dolphin watching.”

Leadership: Dylan Walker (CEO), Jean-Michel Cousteau (Honorary President)

World Cetacean Alliance contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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