Get Involved in Whale Conservation

Whalewatching outfitters can collaborate in any number of conservation projects. For example, they can volunteer for a marine mammal emergency network, make their watercraft available to technicians who carry out knowledge acquisition activities, or sign up for a citizen or opportunistic data collection program. These companies can also play a major role in marine mammal conservation by adopting responsible observation practices and educating their clientele on the importance of protecting these animals, especially species at risk.

Help collect data:

  • Enter your citizen or opportunistic sightings with the online data entry tool.
  • Make your watercraft available to a technician to carry out population monitoring and scientific data collection through an organization such as the MMON, GREMM or Parks Canada.
  • Learn how to report your right whale sightings to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Archive observation data collected in marine protected areas via the online data entry tool.
  • Share your experiences with GREMM – Whale Portraits.

Adopt whale-friendly practices:

Educate the public:

Volunteer for a marine mammal emergency network or report a struggling animal:

Whale watching cruise in Gaspésie © S. Giroux, MMON
Minke whale observation © S. Giroux, MMON