All incomes generated through this website will further the charitable aims of the The Atlantic Whale & Dolphin Foundation (AWdF) and all funds donated by the whale watching boats will be deployed into Educational, Conservation and Research work in Tenerife and in projects supporting cetacean projects across the Atlantic Ocean.
Examples include provision of children’s conservation workshops; free educational posters for distribution on the whale watching boats; research initiatives; talks, presentations and conferences and grants to cetacean projects across the Atlantic Ocean Cetacean Network.
A broader goal is to develop a community of concerned individuals and organisations and create platforms through which they can get involved in making a difference individually and through their work places, communities and schools to the conservation of cetacean species across the Atlantic Oceans.
The information on conservation issues and threats below aims to inform and inspire. It details just how threatened these animals are with many species facing extinction. Threats range from illegal hunting, pollution, drift and gill nets, by-catch, global warming and captivity. The fact-sheets are there to be downloaded and shared with others. By keeping aware of what is going on we are better able to collectively do something to protect and conserve these amazing animals.
The top 6 threats to cetaceans have been collated into an info-graphic by the research team at the AWdF, these are available to download as is or download together with a fact-sheet listing all references, interesting videos and useful links.
Cetacean Threat Fact-sheets
References, interesting videos and useful links