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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:

Published today: the IWC Scientific Committee report

19 days ago

The SC report on a typically busy and wide-ranging meeting.

 

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