ASWN Participation and Support

ASWN members include representatives of large international NGO’s like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF – with offices in Pakistan, India and the UAE) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), as well as grass-roots environmental organizations like the Environment Society of Oman and Plan4theland in Iran. It also includes regional academic institutions, such as the University of Karachi, and independent researchers in Oman, India, Iran and Sri Lanka and other whale experts from around the world.

The US Marine Mammal Commission, Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF, WWF Pakistan, the International Whaling Commission and WWF International have provided crucial funding for our first meeting in 2015, network coordination, this website, and the creation of a regional online data platform.  Significant amounts of staff time for scientific coordination, fundraising and strategy development have been donated by the the Wildlife Conservation Society, Five Oceans Environmental Services and the Environment Society of Oman.  All ASWN  members are doing hugely important work in the field of cetacean research, conservation, and awareness -raising.  Click on the links below to learn more about participating and supporting organisations.

panda-logo-white-background    The Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) – WWF Pakistan and WWF International

ews-wwf-logo      EWS-WWF UAE

wcs-logo   The Wildlife Conservation Society



The United States’ Marine Mammal Commission



iwc-logo-blue-background-high-res-300x67    The International Whaling Commission

eso-logo The Environment Society of Oman




Five Oceans Environmental Services






The Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species


plan4theland  Plan4theLand (Iran)


ims-uok-logo Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Karachi





Northern Indian Ocean Killer Whale Alliance



IndoCet Consortium   Indian Ocean Network for Cetacean Research 





Ocean Alliance