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The International Whaling Commission - IWC

The IWC is the global body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling. The IWC currently has 88 member governments from countries all over the world.  

The Commission's role has expanded since its establishment in 1946. In addition to regulation of whaling, today's IWC works to address a wide range of conservation issues including bycatch and entanglement, ocean noise, pollution and debris, collision between whales and ships, and sustainable whale watching.

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Fifth IWC Workshop on Climate Change and Cetaceans will focus on increased efforts and collaboration

26 Nov 2021

The fifth in a series of climate change workshops begins on 29 Nov.  Reflecting the importance of the subject, it is the first IWC expert workshop to be live streamed on the Commission's YouTube channel.

 
 

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