Expertise: Whales and Dolphins

 

Erich Hoyt has spent more than 35 years working with whales and dolphins and focusing on global marine conservation, especially in the areas of whale watching, marine ecotourism and marine protected areas. Erich is currently Senior Research Fellow with WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, in the UK, leads WDCS's Global Marine Protected Areas Programme, and co-directs the Far East Russia Orca Project and Russian Cetacean Habitat Project. The latter two are collaborations with Russian researchers that represent some of the first whale studies in the Russian Far East. Erich has been appointed to the Cetacean Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission as well as the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas. 

Erich Hoyt