Whale Guardians is an international project for whale ship strike prevention dedicated to establishing whale-safe shipping in order to help the world’s great whales recover toward pre-whaling populations.
Make the maps
The Whale Guardians team will pinpoint high risk areas for whales by creating global, real-time digital maps.
Find the gaps
We will identify areas where more scientific research is needed before solutions can be rendered.
Whale Guardians will use the maps to engage directly with stakeholders in each strike zone forming solutions that work for everyone involved.
Science based solutions
We bring conservationists, marine biologists and industry together to develop solutions/strategies for separating whales from ships based on the specific characteristics of whale populations and shipping activity in each strike zone.
To address this growing and lethal problem of ship strikes on whales, the Great Whale Conservancy (GWC) created Whale guardians, the first ever interactive program for global Ship Strike Prevention and Mapping.
Great Whale Conservancy is dedicated to protecting the world’s great whales and their habitat, and returning global populations to their pre-whaling abundance, with a special focus on the blue whale. www.greatwhaleconservancy.org
is the Founder and Executive Director of Great Whale Conservancy and brings over 25 years and 10,000 hours of fieldwork on the world's great whales to our team. Michael was a former top 50 in the world professional tennis player. He has worked tirelessly to save large whales all over the world, lectured at countless prominent venues, and been featured in many oceanic documentaries on the BBC, National Geographic and elsewhere.