Free Gathering Celebrating our Local Whales

Date: November 28, 2023
Location: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Time: 4pm - 5:30pm
Max Attendees: 300

The World Cetacean Alliance and the World Animal Protection are pleased to announce the designation of the 9th Whale Heritage (Site) Area in the world, and only the 2nd Whale Heritage Area in the United States, the Santa Barbara Channel Whale Heritage Area (SBCWHA).

This designation highlights the region’s commitment to promoting responsible ecotourism, providing more ocean educational opportunities, supporting on-going research and conservation efforts, and honoring the timeless cultural connection we have to whales.

Together these two organizations have launched a new global program, Wildlife Heritage Areas, as the larger initiative to support a coalition of responsible travel businesses with wildlife conservation.

Join Hiroko Benko and Holly Lohuis, Co-Directors of the SBCWHA along with key community members who contributed their expertise in making this designation happen, including Jean-Michel Cousteau and learn what this designation means for our local Santa Barbara Channel.

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