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.
Protection of Antarctica's seas put on ice
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Reprieve for whales at risk from oil platform
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Trap nets in the Okhotsk sea threaten rare grey whales
WWF-Russia sent and open letter to the Head of the environmental dogwatch (Rosprirodnadzor) ...
WWF statement on ICJ whaling case
Today public hearings closed at the International Court of Justice in the case between Australia ...