RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING
With the increasing popularity of whale watching operations questions have arisen regarding possible affects whale watching vessels may have on cetacean. We don’t know much for sure but as a precautionary measure IceWhale has set out to promote responsible whale watching.
Currently there is limited regulation and mechanism in place to monitor the whale watching operations in Iceland, especially from an animal welfare point of view. IceWhale therefore initiated the development of this code of conduct with the aim of
- Minimising impact on cetacean for the future and the sustainability of whale watching operation in Iceland.
- Ensuring the best possible encounter, both for animal welfare and passenger enjoyment.
- Increasing development, understanding and awareness of appropriate practices when watching cetaceans.
For an Icelandic version click here