Through the already created MARCET Network (MAC / 1.1b / 149), the consequent harmonization of protocols aimed at the conservation of Macaronesian cetacean populations and the analyzes carried out on the current situation of the tourism sector associated with these species, this new initiative was born ( MARCET II Project) with the objective of generating management tools at the local and regional level for the protection of groups of cetaceans living in marine protected areas and of special interest for the activity, the conservation of the good environmental status of these areas and development ecological and environmental sustainability criteria applicable to whale watching ecotourism activity, thus implying its strengthening and value as a model of sustainable economic development in the region.