Whale Watch Cabo is pleased to join other local groups in welcoming the Los Cabos Whale Conservation Society to Cabo San Lucas. We are excited to have this new non-profit organisation here in Cabo San Lucas dedicated solely to the research and conservation of the whales, dolphins and their environment in Los Cabos.
The waters surrounding the Los Cabos area are rich with marine biodiversity, with up to 75% of the known whale and dolphin species having been spotted in either the Sea of Cortez or this part of the Pacific. Located where the Sea of Cortez flows into the Pacific Ocean, Cabo San Lucas has always been an area rich in cetacean species and abundant in many species of marine fauna.
The Los Cabos Whale Conservation Society will be investigating the state of the marine mammal populations in the Cabo San Lucas area, focusing on whales and dolphins. Their approach is science based research, conservation and advocacy. We hope all of our guests at Whale Watch Cabo will join the Los Cabos Whale Conservation Society, like and share their Facebook page and updates.
The positioning of the Los Cabos Whale Conservation Society is to bridge the gap between the Mexican Governmental Agencies (responsible for whale and dolphin policy and conservation), the Cabo Whale Watching Operators and the Tourism Public – especially the population of whale watching enthusiasts that visit the Los Cabos region every year between December and April to observe the Humpback Whales and Gray Whales that winter in the Los Cabos area.
Primary initiatives of the Los Cabos Whale Conservation Society are to work with the responsible local Whale Watching Companies to assist in promoting responsible Whale Watching practices. This includes publication and dissemination of the Mexican Whale Watching Regulations to all Los Cabos Resorts to assist in educating the visitors to Los Cabos in proper Whale Watching operations and making responsible choices.
Additionally the Los Cabos Whale Conservation Society will be joining forces with the Government and University agencies efforts to catalog the Humpback Whale population that returns to Cabo San Lucas each year. The Los Cabos Humpback Photo ID project is one of the most important for the Eastern Pacific Humpback population as the majority of this enormous population passes the Los Cabos shores during its migration.
Whale Watch Cabo is pleased to be able to support, participate and welcome the Los Cabos Whale Conservation Society to Cabo San Lucas. Whale Watch Cabo will be donating boat time to the LCWCS researchers on our boats this year. This will help expand the reach of the LCWCS’s research initiatives while keeping their costs low. So don’t be surprised if you meet some of the LCWCS volunteers on your Whale Watch Cabo whale watching tours here in Cabo San Lucas and don’t forget to help support their very important efforts on behalf of the whales and dolphins of Los Cabos!