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New Whale Heritage Site - Durban, South AfricaBy ATTA®
The Bluff in Durban, South Africa and Harvey Bay were both officially accredited as the first Whale Heritage Sites on Friday 11th.
About the location of the new WHS: Durban - From Maritime Museum and Wilson's Wharf, going South around the harbour to Cuttings, Bluff. This area includes the whole Bluff, Bayhead, Umbilo South, Clairwood, Jacobs, Wentworth, Merebank and Merewent. As one of the main enclosing elements of the Bay of Natal, the Bluff Headland has extraordinary geographical, environmental and historical significance.
The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is very excited about this wonderful news and congratulate Durban, South Africa for the excellent and hard work that they put into it, for being an outstanding whale watching destination and for leading the way in responsible and sustainable tourism.
See the following links for more information:
- A video about The Bluff, Durban. https://www.facebook.com/WorldCetaceanAlliance/videos/2495370694066920/
- A news video from Australia where they talk about Harvey Bay as a WHS and they also mention The Bluff, Durban there. https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSBrisbane/videos/384133835864089/
- A video where World Cetacean Alliance CEO Dylan Walker talks more about the Whale Heritage Site accreditation. https://www.facebook.com/WorldCetaceanAlliance/videos/2511848782425482/
- A video when Hervey Bay, Australia & The Bluff, South Africa were both declared Whale Heritage Sites at the World Whale Conference currently taking place in Hervey Bay! https://www.facebook.com/WorldCetaceanAlliance/videos/691505357999672/
Source: World Cetacean Alliance