Our thoughts go out to all that are being impacted by COVID-19. With a team dedicated to our response to this pandemic, we are meeting regularly to ensure the continuation of programs and services that allow our mission work to continue.
If you haven’t done so already, we encourage you to join our mailing list (LINK TO https://www.pacificwhale.org/mailing-list/) so that you always have the latest news regarding free, virtual offerings; Ocean Store deals; where we are as an organization; and more.
Here’s what’s new:
– We are offering Virtual Ocean Camp for grades 1-5 through July. (LINK: https://www.pacificwhale.org/education/ocean-camp/)
– Our FIVE-DOLLAR-FUNDRAISER (LINK: pacificwhale.org/donate) and monthly donor programs are making an incredible impact on our ability to uphold our mission right now. If you are able to do so, we invite you to support our work.
– More than 50 new PWF webcast and webinars have been created by our hardworking staff, and are available under WEBCASTS & WEBINARS (LINK: https://www.pacificwhale.org/events/) for you to view, share and enjoy.
– We virtually attended the annual Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), a global body comprising member governments and cetacean experts which meet to review and analyze whale stocks around the world including current trends and the impacts of whaling and other activities. During the conference, which was conducted virtually May 12-24, we provided resources and case studies for the IWC’s Handbook for Whale Watching, and, worked with the IWC Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (BMI) to plan a pilot project in Ecuador and discussed data collection from whale-watching vessels as platforms for opportunistic research.
We hope to see you soon. Until that time, please stay safe and continue to be a voice for the ocean!