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Ongoing discussions, and a Resolution regarding highly migratory species at IWC65

Day Two of the 65th IWC meeting in Slovenia saw discussions continue on a wide range of issues.  The Conservation Committee reported increasing concern regarding collisions between ships and whales, known as ship strikes.  The Conservation Committee also provided an update on a Conservation Management Plan in place for Southern Right Whales off the western coast of South America.  A Resolution seeking increased international collaboration on highly migratory cetacean species, including both baleen and toothed whales, was also adopted by vote (37 for, 15 against, 7 abstentions).

To read documents under discussion at the meeting please click here.

To listen to a live audio stream of the IWC meeting in Slovenia, please click here.

To read about conservation management plans please click here.

To read about small cetaceans please click here.