Adopt a Whale Shark

Adopt a Whale Shark

Campaign by EcOceánica - Los Órganos, Peru
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About this Campaign

By adopting symbolically a whale shark, you are supporting ecOceanica’s Whale Shark Project. Adopt a whale shark by choosing from the options below:

Type of adoptions:

Adopt a whale shark -Basic- (25 USD) You adopt a whale shark for six months and receive a certificate of adoption via email.

Adopt a whale shark -Intermediate- (50 USD): You adopt a whale shark for six months and receive a certificate of adoption and an identity card via email.

Adopt a whale shark -Plus- (100 USD): You adopt a whale shark for one year and receive a certificate of adoption and an identity card via email. If your whale shark is found again during your adoption tenure, you will receive updates on the encounter.

Adopt a whale shark -Premium- (200 USD): You adopt a whale shark for one year and receive a certificate of adoption and an identity card via email. If your whale shark is found again during your adoption tenure, you will receive updates on the encounter. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of our research trips*.

Name a whale shark (250 USD): You can name one whale shark. You will also receive an identity card and updates, if your whale shark is found again, for a period of 2 years. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in one of our research trips*.

* The research trip is subject to the dates established by ecOceánica and space availability.

Use of Funds

The funds will support fieldwork (e.g., transportation, boat rentals, fuel, collection supplies, satellite tags, GPS), laboratory analysis (e.g., DNA extraction kits), and wages for local assistants. In addition, these funds will support our environmental education efforts in K-12 schools and universities, as well as training local tourist providers and fishers on whale shark tourism best practices.