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.
Whales and warships off Scotland
Blog from research ship studying the impact of huge naval exercise on whales and dolphins
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Statement from WWF Cambodia on Reports that the Don Sahong Dam Construction is Imminent
Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Sept. 4, 2015 – WWF-Cambodia is alarmed at reports in the Sept. 1 Phnom Penh ...
Politics trumps science at whaling talks
Illegitimate whale hunts in the name of science make a mockery of the IWC and the ICJ