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Since the end of large-scale whaling a few decades ago, many whale populations have been able to recover. But although the numbers of many species are increasing, whales and other marine animals still face many threats today.

Climate change, massive overfishing, vast amounts of plastic in the sea, as well as still practiced hunting are just some of the dangers that threaten the future of marine life.

Climate change does not only affect humans. Rising temperatures on earth are causing entire ecosystems in the sea to die. Many reefs are already inanimate and bleached. If the goals of the Paris Climate Convention to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius cannot be met, 90% of all reefs worldwide will be destroyed in about 30 years.

Moby Dick Tours is involved in various areas to counter these threatening developments. We cooperate with two organisations, which dedicate their work to the welfare of the planet and marine mammals.

Our engagement to help the whales & planet

Mobydick One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted

Mobydick Whaleman

The Whaleman Foundation

One Tree Planted

Global warming, with all its serious consequences for our planet, can be attributed primarily to the compression of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The organization “One Tree Planted” has committed itself to the goal of counteracting the further warming of the earth by planting trees. The organization is planting new greenery in various regions of the world with the help of many volunteers.

Along the North American Pacific coast the deforestation has terrifying effects on the life of the Orcas. The deforestation has caused erosion, lack of nutrients and pollution along the coast, contributing massively to the decay of the ecosystem. The distribution of Chinook Salmon, which accounts for 80% of the food of the Orcas living here, has declined sharply in recent decades due to the above factors. The Orcas cannot replace the lack of salmon, which led to a decline in the population to just 75 animals today.

By planting new trees in the region, we hope to improve the environment, increase the number of Chinook Salmon, and thus increase the Orca population. Moby Dick Tours wants to compensate as much as possible of its own emissions (e.g. emissions from hotel stays or boat trips) through this way.

For more information on One Tree Planted’s project and how to help orcas in North America, check out here

The Whaleman Foundation

Jeff Pantukhoff, founder of the Whaleman Foundation, has dedicated his life to protecting whales and dolphins. The work of the Whaleman Foundation aims to mobilize and educate the public and policy makers about whale conservation.

For various projects and films, Jeff has already been able to attract prominent figures such as Pierce Brosnan and Hayden Panettiere to support him in his campaigns. In 1999, Jeff was able to stop the construction of the world’s largest salt mine at the San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico, the last untouched nursery of Californian Grey Whales. The creation of the mine would have meant the end of this unique ecosystem.

As part of his Save the Whales Again! campaign, launched in 2007, Jeff Pantukhoff draws attention to various developments that require political intervention by the world community:

  • Commercial whaling in Japan, Norway and Iceland
  • Slaughter of 20,000 dolphins and small whales annually in the Bay of Taiji Bay (Japan), as well as in the Faroe Islands (Denmark)
  • Massive noise pollution from commercial activity and military presence

Moby Dick Tours maintains a partnership with the Whaleman Foundation in an effort to support the activities of Jeff Pantukhoff and make our contribution to the welfare of whales and dolphins. Parts of the proceeds from each trip go to the Whaleman Foundation.

More information about Jeff Pantukhoff and the Whaleman Foundation can be found at www.whaleman.org

Our engagement to help the whales & planet

The Whaleman Foundation

Jeff Pantukhoff, founder of the Whaleman Foundation, has dedicated his life to the protection of whales and dolphins. The work of the Whaleman Foundation aims to mobilize and educate the public and policymakers on whale conservation.

For various projects and films, Jeff has already gained prominent stars such as Pierce Brosnan and Hayden Panettiere, who support him in his campaigns. In 1999, Jeff was able to stop the construction of the world’s largest salt mine at the San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico, the last virgin nursery of California Gray Whales. The creation of the mine would have meant the end of this unique ecosystem.

As part of his campaign “Save the Whales Again!” Launched in 2007, Jeff Pantukhoff draws attention to various developments that require political intervention by the world community:

  • Commercial whaling in Japan, Norway and Iceland
  • Slaughter of 20,000 dolphins and small whales annually in the Bay of Taiji (Japan), as well as on the Faroe Islands (Denmark)
  • Massive noise pollution from commercial activity and military presence

Moby Dick Tours is partnering with the Whaleman Foundation to support the work of Jeff Pantukhoff and contribute to the welfare of whales and dolphins. Part of the proceeds from each trip goes to the Whaleman Foundation.

More information about Jeff Pantukhoff and the Whaleman Foundation can be found at www.whaleman.org