Legal Rights for Uruguay’s Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary

Organización para la Conservación de Cetáceos (OCC) and Earth Law Center have partnered to establish legal rights for Uruguay’s whale and dolphin sanctuary.

Established in 2013, the sanctuary has been declared a Hope Spot by Mission Blue and the Sylvia Earle Alliance. It faces increasing threats from shipping traffic, pollution, and unsustainable fisheries. By including legal rights in the new management plan, we can create a true sanctuary for the whales and dolphins

Sign the petition to support Rights of Nature for the sanctuary.

Our FAQs contain more information in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).

For more information, contact Ocean Rights Manager Michelle Bender at