The Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation (AWdF) formerly the Atlantic Whale Foundation, is a UK Registered Charity (Number 1167109). It was founded to continue the work of Spanish environmental agency, Proyecto Ambiental Tenerife, some twenty years ago and runs the volunteer programme on the island’s whale watching boats, one of the largest whale watching centres in the world.
The AWdF runs cetacean educational awareness, research and conservation programmes. Its volunteers act as ‘Research Guides’ on the whale watching boats. The AWdF also works with the tourism industry in Tenerife, Europe’s No. 1 winter destination, promoting cetacean conservation and promoting responsible whale watching and other eco-tourism opportunities on the island. It runs a range of free educational programmes.
Additionally, the AWdF collaborates with, and provides support for, cetacean based projects across the Atlantic Oceans be they of an educational, conservation or research nature. It has just launched the Atlantic Ocean Cetacean Network, (AOCN), and an extensive range of awards and grants aimed at facilitating cetacean programmes in the region.
Please watch the video below - Ed Bentham, one of our Founding Trustees, discusses The Atlantic Whale and Dolphin Foundation