IWC66 | Portoroz, Slovenia
The 2016 biennial Commission meeting of the IWC will be held at the Grand Hotel Bernardin, Portoroz, Slovenia from Thursday 20th October to Friday 28th October 2016.
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22 Sep 2016
66 participants attended the latest entanglement response training workshop, held in the environmental protection area of Baleia Franca, and the surrounding State of Catarina in Brazil.
26 Jul 2016
20 Jul 2016
The International Whaling Commission (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. All members are signatories to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. This Convention is the legal framework which established the IWC in 1946.
Uncertainty over whale numbers led to the introduction of a ‘moratorium’ on commercial whaling in 1986. This remains in place although the Commission continues to set catch limits for aboriginal subsistence whaling. Today, the Commission also works to understand and address a wide range of non-whaling threats to cetaceans including entanglement, ship strike, marine debris, climate change and other environmental concerns.
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