WDCS Whale Watching Reports
WDCS has been publishing reports on the development of whale and dolphin watching since the early 1990s.
These pioneering reports have set the standard for those seeking to understanding the true value of responsible whale watching as an economic alternative to the lethal exploitation of these remarkable creatures as well as showing how whale and dolphin watching has grown as an incredible way of bringing people into contact with this group of animals that share this planet with us.
The reports document the progressive and remarkable growth of this industry from the early1990s to the present day. WDCS remains committed to helping communities develop their capacity to create a shared experience with these beautiful creatures.
The Worldwide Value and Extent of Whale Watching 1995
Growth of whale watching in Iceland up to 1997 (submitted to IWC)
The Potential for Whale Watching in the Caribbean 1999+
The Best Whale Watching in Europe 2003
Whale Watching and Marine Ecotourism in Russia 2007