ORCA (Organisation Cetacea)

ORCA (Organisation Cetacea)

Charity information

ORCA (Organisation Cetacea)

ORCA is committed to the scientific study of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring, educating and involving others.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    Our Mission

    European waters are home to a third of the world’s whale, dolphin and porpoise species, collectively known as cetaceans. ,We have 23 different cetacean species in our seas, ranging from the tiny harbour porpoise and acrobatic dolphin to the blue whale, the
    world’s largest mammal.

    Many of these species are not protected ,by international conventions and their populations are being impacted by overfishing, marine pollution, destruction of their habitats and climate change.

    ORCA’s mission is to give everyone who cares about whale and dolphin conservation an active role in safeguarding their future.

  • Aims

    ORCA (Organisation Cetacea) aims to:

    • To inspire people from all walks of life about whales and dolphins
    • To identify vulnerable whale and dolphin populations
    • To protect threatened whale and dolphin habitats
    • To address key conservation threats.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1098765

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 800

    Phone number: 02392832565

    Address: ORCA Brittany Centre Wharf Road Portsmouth PO2 8RU

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