Pacific Whale Foundation Australia Research Five Major Threats

Pacific Whale Foundation

Pacific Whale Foundation is an international Non Government Organisation and world pioneer in sustainable eco tourism. We have been working to protect the oceans and marine life since being founded in 1980 to protect a declining humpback whale population from global threats, including commercial whaling.

Our mission is to protect the ocean through science and advocacy and inspire environmental stewardship. Our vision is to be the people’s environmental organisation for the protection of the world’s whales, dolphins, and other marine animals living wild in their natural habitat. We strive to share our love of whales and their ocean home through our research-based whale watching eco tours.

Pacific Whale Foundation Eco Adventures Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Whale Foundation. As a social enterprise, we use the profits from our cruises to support whale and dolphin research, marine education for children, and ocean conservation programs in Australia and around the world.

For more information about our Research globally, please visit or stop by our Ocean Store at Shop 1, Great Sandy Straits Marina, Buccaneer Dr, Urangan.


We acknowledge the Butchulla people, the traditional owners of the land and sea on which we operate, and pay our respects to their elderspast, present and emerging.

Our Statement of Commitment to Reconciliation

Pacific Whale Foundation Australia recognises and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples. We pay tribute to the deep and unique cultural richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the positive and valued contribution they make to the communities in which we all live. We acknowledges the contact history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and its impact on lands, kin, languages, cultural identity and families.