Wild Life Sustainability Fee

Wild Life Sustainability Fee –

Eagle Wing Tours Ltd. believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to do what they can to support the sustainability of wildlife and as such is proud to be Victoria’s first whale watching company to adopt a sustainability fee to help support a variety of Not for Profit organizations dedicated to local wildlife research and educational projects for youth and adults.

Effective December 1st, 2013 we have instituted a $2.00 per passenger fee with 100% of money raised going to support two distinct important project directly related to the sustainability of the southern resident killer whales:

Pacific Salmon Foundation & the “Salish Sea Marine Survival project“: FOOD FOR THE WHALES!!  The Pacific Salmon Foundation and its U.S. partner Long Live the Kings in Seattle, Washington has designed a program of ecosystem research and habitat restoration intended to increase the production of Chinook, coho and steelhead in the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound). The five-year project will provide help improve future fisheries management policy and restore the economic and cultural benefits to communities surrounding the Salish Sea.

The Center for Whale Research , 2013: RESEARCH THE WHALES!! Today our mission remains the same: to conduct benign studies of regional killer whales (orcas) for the purpose of conserving populations and informing both the government and the public of their ecosystem needs. CWR is a non-profit [IRS 501(c)(3)] corporation registered with the Attorney General in Washington State. CWR funding historically has come from government contracts, other non-profit organizations, and charitable public contributions. Like many organizations these days, CWR is faced with government funding cutbacks. As our funding from government agencies declines each year, we must look to the public for more support. In 2013, we face dramatic reductions in our funding. This change may seriously effect our ability to monitor and protect not only the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales, but all killer whales in this area. We need your support, now more than ever.

1% For the Planet Program-

As a proud business member of 1% For the Planet, we are asked to contribute one percent of our gross revenues to non-profit groups dedicated to the pursuit of sustainability and environmental protection and since 2012 we have donated in excess of $72,000.

Our 1% contribution is split between:

  • Goldstream Salmon Enhancement Association
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Sea Change Marine Conservation Society
  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (Canada)
  • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
  • Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science centre
  • Pearson College / Race Rocks Ecological Reserve
  • The Center for Whale Research

Eagle Wing Tours will continue to support 1% For the Planet and expect to increase our annual contribution based on revenue growth with your support. Thank You:))

TOTAL Previous years donations

donated in 2012:———————–> $ 12,000

donated in 2013:———————–> $ 20,000

donated in 2014:———————–> $ 40,000

projected donations for 2015:—–> $ 60,000

TOTAL donations to date

donated by Eagle Wing Tours:—–> $ 72,000

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