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The International Whaling Commission - IWC

The IWC was established in 1946 as the global body responsible for management of whaling and conservation of whales. Today the IWC has 88 member countries. The mandate has not changed but many new conservation concerns exist and the IWC work programme now also includes bycatch & entanglement, ship strikes, ocean noise, pollution and debris, and sustainable whale watching.

LATEST NEWS FROM THE IWC:

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

17 days ago

The Executive Secretary of the IWC expresses deepest condolences on the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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