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.
Hope for the vaquita
Mexico and US expand efforts to save world's most endangered marine mammal
Exxon operations threaten endangered western gray whales in Russia
Controversial expansion project poses risk to whales and fragile ecosystem in Sakhalin
Ray of hope for critically endangered Mekong dolphin but mega-dams threaten its chances of survival
A new population survey gives hope for Irrawaddy dolphin recovery in the Mekong
Whales and warships off Scotland
Blog from research ship studying the impact of huge naval exercise on whales and dolphins