OUTREACH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Environmental education is a very important tool that allows us to approach and teach the general population (locals, foreigners and tour operators) about the importance of protecting the natural resources our Bay offers, and especially humpback whales. Through workshops, talks and festivals we can share the singularities and needs of this charismatic cetacean, as well […]

Conservation

RABEN Interaction with fishing gear represents one of the most significant threats to whales worldwide.  In Mexico, in order to address this crisis, Ecología y Conservación de Ballenas, AC (ECOBAC) created the Whale Disentanglement Network, known as RABEN, with support of CONANP (Mexico’s Park System).  RABEN is an interagency team of people trained to perform […]

Research

In 1996 we started the Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Photoidentification Project, known as the FIBB Catalog. Until 2017 season, the catalog has 2,686

Banderas Bay

Dear friends of ECOBAC: Some of you will remember that in the season 2011-2012 our beloved humpback whales surprised us by feeding in Banderas Bay.   As is well known, humpback whales feed during the summer at high latitudes and in the winter they travel to more tropical latitudes to their breeding grounds, such as Banderas Bay, […]

Rescuing Whales, Dec 2019

Did you know that rescuing a Whale can cost around 500 dollars? Humpback Whale Season just started this December but also the work of the National Network of Assistance to Entangled Whales, RABEN. So far this season there have been 3 successful rescue events: 1) December 14th: RABEN team Los Cabos released a juvenile humpback […]

Whales feeding off Banderas Bay

Dear friends of ECOBAC: Some of you will remember that in the season 2011-2012 our beloved humpback whales surprised us by feeding in Banderas Bay.   As is well known, humpback whales feed during the summer at high latitudes and in the winter they travel to more tropical latitudes to their breeding grounds, such as Banderas Bay, […]

Season 2019 is over and we want to share the good news!

This season 2019, was very productive, with many whales, many vigilance trips and environmental education … This is our end of season bulletin 2018-2019! We want to thank everyone for your support and for making possible to help our whales of Bahia de Banderas!  PROTECTING WHALES IN BANDERAS BAY For the 8th consecutive year and […]

XV International Festival of Altruism- Ecobac

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Te invita al XV Festival Internacional del Altruismo Marriott Puerto Vallarta 6pm-9pm 5th of May, 2019 Join us in the most important altruism event in Puerto Vallarta. With your participation, we will be able to HELP 20 organizations including ECOBAC. The Goal is to sell at least 50 tickets! With your donation, we want […]

When whale rescues become viral for the wrong reasons

It is increasingly common to find videos on social networks of members of the public who disentangle whales and other marine life. These videos have all the elements of an amazing story: danger, courage and, hopefully, success. However, in the Whale Disentanglement Network (RABEN, by its initials in Spanish), we never share these videos, and […]

Mexican Big Whale Disentanglement Network RABEN Video

Mexican Big Whale Disentanglement Network RABEN Video   We are proud to share with you our RABEN video, so you can learn how and what we do in order to rescue our beloved giants! We made a version with English subtitles for our English speaking friends.Please feel free to share it.Soon we´ll send you a newsletter […]