We work to transform the way people relate to whales and dolphins by bringing an end to their exploitation and by creating seaside sanctuaries, assisting with international marine mammal rescues, and advancing whale and dolphin science.
Right now, with your help, we are creating a gold-standard coastal sanctuary in Port Hilford Bay, Nova Scotia, where cetaceans (whales and dolphins) can live in an environment that maximizes well-being and autonomy and is as close as possible to their natural habitat. It is being designed to serve as a model for many more that can then be built all over the world in the coming years.
Public opinion has turned against keeping whales and dolphins in captivity. There are already sanctuaries for many land animals who are being retired from zoos and circuses. Now is the time to provide them for whales and dolphins.
The creation of this sanctuary is the first step toward our vision of a world in which all cetaceans are treated with respect and are no longer confined to concrete tanks in entertainment parks and aquariums.
Featured This Month
The Sanctuary & Its Location
TEDx Talk “Whales Without Walls” by Charles Vinick
Whale Aid Programs
Our Lead Sponsor: Munchkin, Inc.
The Whale Sanctuary Project wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of Munchkin, Inc., the global leader in unique products for babies and children.
Here’s the remarkable story of how their CEO, Steven Dunn, took up the cause of captive whales.
And here’s their Miracle® 360° Wild-Love Orca Sippy Cup for youngsters. (It really won’t spill!)
By the Numbers
Number of square yards of space in a large display tank at a typical high-end marine park.
Minimum number of square yards for our first seaside sanctuary.
Number of captive whales and dolphins at entertainment facilities around the world.
“Live Series” of Webinars
Watch our “Live Series” of webinars about whales and dolphins. More…
And see all our videos – about the sanctuary, our Whale Aid programs, and other events – on our YouTube channel.