WWF's goal is to ensure that healthy populations of all cetacean species (whales, porpoises and dolphins) occupy their historical range, and remain part of a healthy ocean ecosystem.
We work at a local level and across a broad range of international organisations to address and reduce threats to cetaceans. In doing so, WWF acknowledges the widely varied cultural attitudes toward the conservation and management of whales.
We work to minimise negative human impacts from commercial exploitation, marine pollution, climate change, ship strikes, fisheries bycatch, noise pollution, and other human-caused threats.
WWF opposes commercial whaling, now and until WWF is convinced that the governments of the world have brought whaling under international control, with a precautionary and conservation-based enforceable management and compliance system adhered to by the whaling nations.
And we continue to oppose the resumption in international trade in whale parts and products.