Whale Conservation Helping To Protect Our Whales

Conservation

We take our marine environment and stewardship seriously, and strive to implement the “REDUCE, reuse, recycle” philosophy in all we do.

The information network we administer translates into the highest success rates of finding whales in their natural environment while consuming less fuel on average. What does this mean? We are minimizing our ecological footprint! Five Star Whale Watching has been in the forefront of the battle to save the Southern Resident Orcas and other Marine Species at risk and will continue to play an active role in protecting our marine environment. Please find below a list of key ways you can help protect the marine environment and the incredible life that can be found in the ocean:

  1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, should become part of your every day life. One less plastic bag in the garbage can make a difference and every little bit helps!
  2. Join the Center for Whale Research, Five Star Whale Watching is a proud supporter of the Center For Whale Research and we encourage everyone to become a member. See details below.
  3. Adopt a Whale, by adopting an Orca you can become a key partner in the research effort to save the Southern Resident Orcas. See details below.
  4. Only Eat Sustainable Seafood. Do not eat farmed Salmon, only purchase Ocean Wise Seafood.
  5. Limit Pollutants, by reducing toxic chemicals we use in our household & especially ones we flush down the drains, we can help reduce the toxins found in the oceans. Try to use as many Green products as possible.
  6. Get Involved. Every little bit helps and everyone’s voice matters. It might not seem a big deal but every small step can lead to the ultimate goal of protecting our marine environment.

Five Star Whale Watching works closely with the top Marine Researchers in the Pacific Northwest, including The Center For Whale Research. We are committed to helping protect the Marine Environment and the Marine Mammals we love and we encourage our guests to do the same.

Other Organizations

The Center for Whale Research (CWR) is dedicated to the study and conservation of the Southern Resident Killer Whale (Orca) population in the Pacific Northwest. By becoming a member of the Center for Whale Research you will help protect the Southern Resident Orcas!

Five Star Whale Watching is proud to be an official Corporate Member and supporter of the Center For Whale Research and encourages everyone to become a member of this incredible organization that is working tirelessly to save the Southern Resident Orcas!

By adopting a wild killer whale, you’ll become a key partner in the research effort! 

To adopt a whale, refer to the list of whales in the MEET THE WHALES section.  Each whale has been identified with its scientific number, adoption name, gender and year of birth.  Choose your whale and the ADOPTION PACKAGE that is right for you then purchase your adoption online.  You can also adopt by phone 604-659-3430 or print an adoption form and return by mail.

Wild Whales is the home of the B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network, a conservation and research program of the Vancouver Aquarium, in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). We collect sightings of all cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and sea turtles from British Columbia and surrounding waters. Have you seen one? We’d like to know!

In the Pacific Northwest of the United States lives the Southern Resident Community of Orcas, an endangered population of Orcas, sometimes known as “Killer Whales”.The Whale Museum, located in beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, was opened to the public in 1979 as the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, our museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.Help support the whales and our mission by making a donationadopting an Orca, or becoming a member of The Whale Museum.

Orca Network is a non-profit organization registered in Washington State, dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats. A community is emerging that is increasingly attuned to the orca population, that cares about and tries to understand the needs of the resident and transient orcas that inhabit the Salish Sea.

In 1995, our association developed a dynamic set of local whale & wildlife viewing guidelines. These guidelines have been modified throughout the years to adjust for the newest and best science available. The PWWA’s guidelines have allowed for no-boat foraging zones, minimized underwater noise with speed limits and sonar restrictions, and created clear corridors for SRKW’s to travel. Respecting the wildlife and following these guidelines will help ensure the safety and well-being of the whales for generations to come.

The SOS Marine Conservation Foundation is a group of Western Canadians dedicated to resolving marine conservation challenges and creating new opportunities through technological innovation.

We are a broad coalition of business leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers, financial and legal professionals, philanthropists and recreational fishers.

In 1995, our association developed a dynamic set of local whale & wildlife viewing guidelines. These guidelines have been modified throughout the years to adjust for the newest and best science available. The PWWA’s guidelines have allowed for no-boat foraging zones, minimized underwater noise with speed limits and sonar restrictions, and created clear corridors for SRKW’s to travel. Respecting the wildlife and following these guidelines will help ensure the safety and well-being of the whales for generations to come.

Other Important Conservation Links

Five Star Whale Watching is also a proud supporter of Ron Bates and the Marine Mammal Research Group, MMRG

Marine Naturalist Andrew, has a photographic website that a portion of his profits are donated to the Center for Whale Research and other conservation efforts. You can see his work at the following site;

http://alees13.wix.com/highlandersphotos

Check out this great whale app;

http://www.ocean-pix.de/english/Apps/whale-app-en.html

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