16 October 2019

Durban: The Bluff has been named a Whale Heritage Site!

Durban's The Bluff, which is one of the main enclosing elements of Durban Harbour from the Indian Ocean and forms the southern quayside of the Port of Durban, has been awarded Whale Heritage Site (WHS) status by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA). The WCA, which has established the initiative, defines a Whale Heritage Site as follows: "A Whale Heritage Site is an outstanding location where cetaceans (whales, dolphins, or porpoises) are embraced through the cultural, economic, social, and political lives of associated communities, and where people and cetaceans coexist in an authentic and respectful way". The Bluff is the only Whale Heritage Site in Africa and shares the status globally only with Hervey Bay in Australia.

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