Who is responsible for this?
The Tourist Board of the Dominican Republic is now looking for a “whale whisperer” for the tenth time. The campaign will be carried out in cooperation with the Center for the Eco-Development of Samaná Bay and its Surroundings (CEBSE) and Whale Samaná. The two organizations are committed to whale conservation, landscape conservation and the sustainable development of tourism in the Dominican Republic.
The four weeks I spent in the Dominican Republic were simply breathtaking.”
Svenja Kluge, the 2019 whale whisperer
Would you like to become the whale whisperer for 2020?
Unforgettable experiences await you. The Dominican Republic is not only known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear water. Every year thousands of humpback whales migrate to the coast off the Samaná peninsula. There the male whales court the females and the whale cows bear their calves.
You can experience this up close and personal as a whale whisperer in 2020.
What is in store for you?
You would fly to the Dominican Republic at the beginning of next year (between January and March 2020) and become a whale watcher and explore the Samaná peninsula for three to four weeks. You would travel on the boat of the whale watching organization “Whale Samaná” to watch the whales at sea and share your experiences with the whale community at home.
Become an ambassador for the whales and support nature conservation.
What do I have to do?
Apply here (link to application form) as the whale whisperer for 2020. The application deadline is DATE. You can increase your chances of becoming the whale whisperer for 2020 with a short introduction video (max. two minutes).
What are the requirements?
♥ You are at least 21 years old.
♥ German is your native language. Good knowledge of English is necessary and knowledge of Spanish would be an advantage.
♥ You like taking pictures, have experience blogging and feel at home in the social media (especially Facebook, Instagram, YouTube).
♥ You are interested in whales, environmental protection and sustainability and want to protect marine mammals.
I applied. What happens then?
Congratulations, you have applied via the registration form (link) as the whale whisperer for 2020. You have already taken the first step. Now, you have to wait until the application deadline (date) has expired.
The voting phase starts at DATE. For you this means: Drum up as much support as you can. After all, every Internet user can now vote for his or her favorite candidate and thus help make him or her the whale whisperer for 2020. In other words: contact your friends, family and acquaintances and encourage them to vote for you. The top eight candidates will be shortlisted. You will be asked to submit more detailed application documents along with a video. A jury will decide who will be a whale whisperer for 2020 at the beginning of December.