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.
Whaling commission shifts toward conservation agenda
The 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) ended today with a landmark decision ...
Countries impose tighter regulation of scientific whaling
New rules on whale hunts should stop killing for junk science.
WWF statement international condemnation of Iceland
WWF joins 35 governments in calling on Iceland to stop hunting endangered fin whales.
IWC governments to decide on future of scientific whaling
New Zealand mounts a challenge to Japan's controversial hunts, which have have killed more than ...