International Whaling Commission (IWC)
The world's great whales were hunted to near extinction in the previous century, and despite a global moratorium on commercial whaling, several countries continue to whale commercially - Norway and Iceland using objections to the moratorium, Japan under the guise of 'scientific research'.
The International Whaling Commission is the body charged with regulating whaling, and increasingly dealing with the vast number of other threats to whales, dolphins and porpoises in our oceans such as shipping, climate change, and bycatch the incidental capture of these animals in fishing gear. WWF is working to make the IWC more effective in reducing all these threats to whales.
Politics trumps science at whaling talks
Illegitimate whale hunts in the name of science make a mockery of the IWC and the ICJ
Japan must stop killing whale science
The illegitimate killing of whales in the name of science must be rejected, WWF says.
Sakhalin Energy should postpone survey to protect western gray whales
Expert panel and NGOs call on company to delay major seismic survey until 2016
Milestone in race to save Yangtze finless porpoise
Chinese authorities relocate group of critically endangered porpoises to create new population