About China Cetacean Alliance

The China Cetacean Alliance is a coalition of international animal protection and conservation organisations.
We are the only organisation specifically targeting marine parks and working to raise awareness of the activities of the marine park industry in China. We hold the most comprehensive data on facilities and undertake regular investigations with our specialists.

PrintAnimal Welfare Institute (AWI) has been dedicated since 1951 to reducing animal suffering caused by people. AWI seeks better treatment of animals everywhere—in the laboratory, on the farm, in commerce, at home, and in the wild. AWI is committed to safeguarding marine species and their habitats and protecting marine mammals held for captive display and performance. Efforts focus on curbing humankind’s harmful impact by urging governments and other decision makers to halt or prevent damaging actions, as well as educating the public and others about the deleterious effects their actions can wreak on the oceans’ inhabitants.  www.awionline.org.


Born Free Foundation Established in 1984, The Born Free Foundation is a wildlife charity who opposes the exploitation of wild animals in captivity and campaigns to keep them in the wild where they belong. They strongly oppose the exploitation and keeping of wild animals in captivity and are committed to preventing animal suffering and protecting threatened species in their natural habitats. They work to end any activities that negatively impact wild animals living in captivity and promote Compassionate Conservation to enhance the survival of threatened species in the wild while respecting the needs and safeguarding the welfare of individual animals.

濒危物种基金logoEndangered Species Fund is dedicated to the protection of endangered species in China. Through public awareness raising activities, the Fund promotes biodiversity conservation and legislation for species conservation to realise the sustainable development of ecological civilisation in China. The Endangered Species Fund was initiated by China Biodiversity Conservation & Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF).


EAST 信紙 201210Environment & Animal Society Taiwan (EAST) is a non-governmental organization campaigning for improvements for animals, people and the environment in Taiwan, established in 1999. EAST believes that human welfare is closely linked with animal welfare and environmental protection, and aims to use these links to address the roots of problems. EAST researchers uncover cruelties and injustices of which society would otherwise not be aware. EAST also believes that effective change needs to happen at a legislative level, as well as through awareness-raising and institutional education. Besides advocating for better welfare for companion animals, farm animals, wildlife and experimental animals, EAST actively engages in many environmental issues. EAST promotes freedom of government information, and lobbies for the improvement of existing legislation, with better citizen participation in public policy-making in Taiwan. www.east.org.tw

HKDCS Updated LogoHong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society (HKDCS) is a nongovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Hong Kong. Founded in December 2003, its mission is to protect whales and dolphins through scientific research and public education. www.hkdcs.org


Life Investigation Agency (LIA) was established in 2010. They are an independent campaigning organization to investigate, expose, inspire and campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, illegal logging and trade of timber species, the destruction of our natural environment and the abuse for animals. http://ngo-lia.org/


KOEFKuroshio Ocean Education Foundation (KOEF) was founded in 1998 to investigate and monitor cetaceans in Taiwan. Its mission is to gather ocean lovers in Taiwan to protect the oceanic environment and deliver conservation information to the public. www.kuroshio.org.tw


Marine Connection Marine Connection works internationally on the protection, conservation and welfare of all cetaceans and is dedicated to ending the keeping of dolphins and whales in captivity. The charity’s work is motivated by the belief that every cetacean – whether dolphin, whale or porpoise – is entitled to a life free from confinement, suffering, fear or distress.

WDC_Logo_H_P7546Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is the global voice for the protection of whales, dolphins and their environment. WDC aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate continuing threats to cetaceans and their habitats through campaigns, field projects, scientific research, educational outreach and legal advocacy. The charity was established in 1987 and has offices in the USA, UK, Australia, Germany, and Argentina. www.whales.org


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