Calling all Ocean Students!

Are you a student studying biological sciences, wildlife conservation or for an ocean related degree? Are you studying travel and tourism and have a strong interest in cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises)?

If you answered yes to any of this, then read on!

To celebrate its 4th birthday and World Oceans Day, the WCA is inviting all interested students to tell us in no more than 150 words why you would like to attend the World Whale Conference and Whale Heritage Sites Summit in Durban this June. In return the WCA will offer a selected number of applicants the most incredible opportunity to receive a 4-day TICKET to this event for FREE!

The theme for this years conference is “Towards responsible tourism for cetaceans” and topics will include responsible whale and dolphin watching, best practice for in-water encounters with cetaceans, using whale watch platforms for cetacean research, welfare standards for cetaceans in captivity and the options for sanctuaries and how Whale Heritage Sites could be developed across the African continent and worldwide.

Please send your motivational statement, along with contact details and the course you are studying, to before 14th June 2017.

Your 4 day ticket will give you access on Monday 26th through Thursday 29th June from 8:30am until 5:30pm at the Protea Edward, Durban.

Drinks, accommodation, airfares and transport to and from the conference are not included.

To find out more about the conference, including travel and accommodation offers, please visit our website