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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:

 Joining forces: the Bycatch Mitigation Initiative and Conservation Management Plan for South American River Dolphins       

11 days ago

Two IWC work programmes will share expertise and pool resources in a joint workshop later this month.