Below, as requested, we have bundled the various ways support can be provided through meaningful gift-giving.
Please know that we could not do it without you . . . our work to understand and reduce risks to whales . . . the entanglement and feeding research; the education regarding how to reduce risk of collision and what to do if entanglement is witnessed; and our marine wildlife rescue efforts. It’s because of people like you – data contributors; sponsors; donors – that our small team can achieve what we do.
Thank you for caring so much about something much bigger than yourself! 🙂
- Sponsor a Humpback!
For just $43 we will send a Humpback Whale sponsorship package with a personalized message to the gift recipient. The package includes a card featuring a photo of your chosen whale; a USB stick with a biography of your whale with photos and recordings of Humpback vocals; AND you and the giftee will receive at least two email updates on the sponsored whale every year. Yes, that’s right, there are no renewal fees. See here for details and during checkout indicate that the sponsorship is a gift. We will then contact you about personalizing the letter that accompanies the sponsorship package.
2. Sponsor a Sign!
We are striving to have “See a Blow? Go Slow!” signs all along BC’s coast to reduce the risk of collision for the sake of both boater and whale safety. This is essential now that Humpback Whales have thankfully returned from the brink of extinction and because they behave very differently from whales like Orca that boaters are more used to seeing on our coast. The awareness of how to reduce the risk of hitting a Humpback serves the other whale species well too. Sign costs are $65 to $85 including taxes (price depends on shipping costs) and the sign would include the name of your gift recipient (or the logo of your choosing). See below and contact email@example.com.
3. Make an Honorary Donation
Make a donation, indicate that it’s a gift, and we’ll send your giftee a message revealing your great thoughtfulness and what it supports. Oh, and YOU get a Canadian tax receipt.
MERS is a registered Canadian charity whereby donations are tax deductible. All contributions directly support our research, education, and marine wildlife response activities.
From the depths, thank you for considering MERS in your gift-giving and donations.