UK & European waters are rich with whales, dolphins and porpoises, but very few people know the diversity right on their doorstep. In this talk, Steve Jones will talk about the species living in our waters and highlight ways that the public can get involved in marine conservation in the UK through organisations like ORCA.
ORCA are one of the UK’s leading marine conservation charities and have spent the last decade working tirelessly to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK & European waters in an innovative and unique way.
We work to identify and protect critical whale and dolphin habitats in our waters and beyond. Together with governments, research institutions and other conservation charities we help to create safer places for whales and dolphins.
Our work is supported purely by donations and contributions from our members and supporters, and we rely on their support both financially and as volunteers to allow us to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK & European waters.
The identification of important whale and dolphin habitats is carried out by ORCA’s Volunteer Marine Mammal Surveyor Teams on board ferries and cruise ships in European waters and beyond. They conduct monthly scientific surveys, recording species, where they are and what they are doing. They run talks for passengers and activities on deck and on land, providing expert knowledge of the astonishing marine wildlife on our doorstep.
By getting members of the public to join our team, we are not just helping to save whales and dolphins – we are also giving people from all walks of life an opportunity to be close to these amazing animals in the wild, while collecting vital information that helps us work towards solving the problems they face.
You can find out more about our work, as well as ways to get involved, by visiting www.orcaweg.org.uk
Date(s) - 20/08/2017
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Lecture Marquee 2