A Spanish marine area is the first European area to be awarded as Whale Heritage Site.
Tenerife – La Gomera marine área has been awarded with a prestigious title as the first Whale Heritage Site in Europe. Currently there are only 3 more sites with this title: Dana Point, awarded the same day in California; The Bluff in South Africa; and Hervey Bay in Australia.
There are 28 species of cetaceans in this marine area, most of them migrant or seasonal species, but also resident species as the short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) and the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus).
This title offers places of tourism where cetaceans can be observed in their natural habitats in a responsible and respectful way.
Reference: New Whale Heritage Sites in Europe and US awarded in a significant leap for wildlife protection https://whaleheritagesites.org/new-whale-heritage-sites-in-europe-and-us-awarded-in-a-significant-leap-for-wildlife-protection/