National Whale and Dolphin Watch

National Whale and Dolphin Watch

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Please help us ensure that the National Whale and Dolphin Watch, now in its 18th Year, continues to provide important data to help study and protect the UK's whales, dolphins and porpoises.

The National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2018 produced a record 1626 sightings, totalling 7924 individual animals of 13 different species! Watches, on land and at sea and totalling 1300 hours of effort, saw members of the public join researchers, scientists and co-ordinators working together to learn more about some of the 29 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises which have been recorded in UK waters. This is a vital Citizen Science event, now in its 18th year, and we need your help in making sure it is a success this year and in the years to come.

It costs us at least £5000 to run the event each year and until this year (27th July - 4th August 2019) we have been able to find sponsors to support us. We hope we can do so again in the future but this year we have had to draw on our reserves to fund the production of resources to support the observers, the publicity for the various events and the costs associated with analysing the data collected and producing the report.

Your donation will help ensure that National Whale and Dolphin Watch reaches as many people in Britain as possible, supporting them with information packs and running local events all aroud the British Isles from Shetland to the Isles of Scilly. The more funds we can raise, the more we can achieve.

Thank you

Robin Petch - Chair of Trustees.                      Dr Peter Evans - Director