Dear Marmamers, The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest Partnership working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises. Together we represent over 100 Partners in 35 countries worldwide.
WCA is looking to develop links with universities and other academic institutions with a focus on marine mammal research. Through our suite of training courses and our network of partners - many of which provide platforms for student researchers at sea - we provide unique opportunities for researchers to gain valuable field experience, learn skills in marine interpretation, and gather data for their own projects or projects defined as priorities by the WCA. We are keen to collaborate with universities and other academic institutions with an interest in: 1. Providing field research opportunities for students on responsible whale or dolphin watching platforms or with NGOs worldwide; 2. Developing a Whale Watching Guides / Marine Educators course as an addition to the current curriculum; 3. Discussing opportunities to develop collaborative projects with WCA Partners worldwide running research and conservation-focused projects, Whale Heritage Site initiatives, and programmes focused on cetacean welfare. If anyone is interested in collaboration and would like to discuss these ideas further, please contact myself or alex.hughes@ worldcetaceanalliance.org . Regards, Dylan Walker Chief Executive Officer *World Cetacean Alliance * *T *+44 (0)1273 355011* M *+44 (0)7900 471490* S *dylan.wca *E *dy...@worldcetaceanalliance.org* W *worldcetaceanalliance.org *W2 *whaleheritagesites.org *W3 *worldwhaleconference.org <http://www.worldwhaleconference.org> *A *Studio 3, Lower Promenade, Madeira Drive, Brighton, BN2 1ET, UK *The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is a Partnership of over 90 non-profit organisations, whale and dolphin watching tour operators and individuals in 40 countries worldwide working collaboratively to protect cetaceans and their habitats. World Cetacean Alliance, the Secretariat to the Partnership, is a UK registered Charity no. 1160484. * *The content of this e-mail is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received this communication in error, be aware that forwarding it, copying it, or in any way disclosing its content to any other person, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the author by replying to this e-mail immediately.* *Please consider the environment before printing this email or it's attachments. *
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