Good Bye Whales! Happy end of whale season 2022

We successfully finished another whale season, but our work is not done. We continue working on the conservation and research of the humpback whale in Banderas Bay! Take a look on some of our results from the 2022 whale season: FIBB Catalog: We made it to 2,848 whales! In our Banderas Bay Humpback Whale Photo-Identification […]

MEXICAN WHALE WATCHING REGULATIONS

Whale Watching Regulations: NOM-131-SEMARNAT-2010 There are three basic rules for whale watching: Cause the minimum impact over the whales. Be patient. Only go whale watching with boats or companies that have a whale watching permit.   However, as a conscious ecotourist you should know that: The minimum distance that should be kept from whales is […]

ECOTOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Ecotourism is a very important tool in the development of local communities and it promotes sustainable development. In addition, it can be a very useful platform for research and environmental education. ECOBAC seeks to promote the development of ecological tourism, through consultant services in the following areas: specialized training for guides, regulations, route designs and […]

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 […]