Whale Wise is a registered UK charity. We aim to promote a harmonious relationship between humans and whales through scientific research and public engagement.

Whales and humans have a complex relationship. Whale populations around the world are threatened by human activity, and yet play an important role in our local culture and heritage. We aim to study this interaction to advance the welfare and conservation of whales around the world.

Our current work is primarily in Iceland, but has spread to the UK and Svalbard.

By using a variety of novel methods and engaging with the public, we stand the best chance of understanding the two-way interaction between whales and humans.

2022 fundraising priorities

Whale Wise is a charity with a team consisting of entirely volunteers. The team is currently unpaid and runs the charity purely on grants, donations and earnings from other part-time jobs. With your donation, you will support Whale Wise’s research and engagement projects and our general running. As part of this, you will help to create an equitable work place where the team can earn a fair living wage.

As well as the general running of Whale Wise, we are raising funds for two projects in 2022:

Check out our research and education pages for a full list of current projects.

What your donations can cover
  • £20 – Food for our field team for one day (Scars from Above)
  • £35 – Fuel for one day of car travel (Scars from Above)
  • £70 – DJI Mavic charging hub (Scars from Above)
  • £150 – 3D printing material for porpoise skeleton (Project Porpoise)
  • £130 – 1 DJI Mavic Battery (Scars from Above)
  • £300 – Round-trip flight from UK to Iceland for 1 person (general)
  • £500 – Wooden structure for porpoise skeleton (Project Porpoise)
  • £800 – One month’s accommodation for the team in the field (Scars from Above)
  • £1500 – DJI Mavic 3 for capturing aerial images of humpbacks (Scars from Above)
  • £2000 – 1 month’s fair living wage for 1 person during the field season (general)
Keep in touch
Running a charity requires financial support and we are grateful for any donations we receive. However, following and sharing our work in any way, no matter how small, also makes a difference. Join our email list to receive a quarterly newsletter and other updates.

Thank you as always for your support
from the Whale Wise team