Vision and Mission



A global, African thought-leader of research, conservation and education pertaining to cetaceans in the Southern African sub-region and surrounding oceans.



The advancement of the knowledge and conservation of Southern Africa’s and the surrounding ocean’s diverse cetacean fauna, through the development, and implementation of cutting-edge, conservation-orientated research themes, and the training and development of human capacity in the acquisition of cetacean knowledge bases.



The integration of the three strategic functions of Research, Conservation and Education to execute forward-looking programmes, integral for the understanding of conservation priorities for African cetaceans. Ongoing development of research and conservation capacity remains a central function of the Unit.



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