The 2016 biennial Commission meeting of the IWC will be held at the Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portoroz, Slovenia.
Chair: Jorge Maksabedian, Mexico
The Conservation Committee was established to consider a number of emerging cetacean conservation issues, and its role continues to evolve. The Conservation Committee collaborates closely with the Scientific Committee to understand and address a range of threats to whales and their habitats.
The varied work programme includes:
To read the Report of the Joint Conservation and Scientific Committees Working Group Meeting, 2015, click here.
To read the most recent report of the Conservation Committee click here.
To read about the Voluntary Fund for Conservation click here.
To read more about ship strikes, click here.
To read more about the IWC's work on whalewatching, click here.
To read more about Conservation Management Plans, click here.
To read more about the impact of marine debris on cetaceans, click here.