“Migration towards Prosperity” was been presented to the 65th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission and received an enthusiastic response.  The video sends a strong message from Ecuador and the Buenos Aires Group that whales are a more beneficial as a living resource rather than being hunted.

The video documentary tells the story of  how a small, poor fishing village in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador has built a vibrant economic future based on sustainable eco-tourism through whalewatching. Their efforts reenforce the IWC’s 5 year strategic whalewatching plan in favor of  protecting whales and the ocean environment.

Posted by:Selket

Selket earned a Bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has produced award-wining multimedia projects. Always searching for unique stories, ranging from illegal immigrants destined to return back to their native lands, to preserving archeological sites in Northern Peru, to a unique bond between a Mahout and his elephant in Thailand. Selket currently resides in Maui, Hawaii where she works for Pacific Whale Foundation. Always looking for the opportunity to travel and create documentaries that inspire and spark consciousness for change.

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