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The International Whaling Commission

(IWC) was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling which was signed in Washington DC on 2nd December 1946 (Click HERE to view full text). The purpose of the Convention is to provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry.

The main duty of the IWC is to keep under review and revise as necessary the measures laid down in the Schedule to the Convention which govern the conduct of whaling throughout the world (Click HERE to view the full text). These measures, among other things, provide for the complete protection of certain species; designate specified areas as whale sanctuaries; set limits on the numbers and size of whales which may be taken; prescribe open and closed seasons and areas for whaling; and prohibit the capture of suckling calves and female whales accompanied by calves. The compilation of catch reports and other statistical and biological records is also required.

In addition, the Commission encourages, co-ordinates and funds whale research, publishes the results of scientific research and promotes studies into related matters such as the humaneness of the killing operations.

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Opposed by whaling nations Japan, Norway and Iceland, the move required 75 percent of the votes to pass, but received only 38 "yes" ballots against 24 against, at the 66th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Portoroz, Slovenia.
Nella riunione della International Whaling Commission il nodo principale resta sempre il Giappone, che giustifica il suo programma di caccia per fini scientifici. Insieme a Norvegia e Islanda infatti, continua ad affermare che belene e delfini sono la ...

... Alan Finkel to provide recommendations to government on how to strengthen Australian energy security," Mr Frydenberg told The Australian yesterday from Slovenia, where he is attending the biennial meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
International Whaling Commission debates the fate of world's remaining whales. Over 80 nations have gathered in Slovenia for the biennial International Whaling Commission meeting. Japan's controversial return to its "scientific" whale hunts and a ...
The International Whaling Commission is gathered in Slovenia from October 20-28. There, member countries will discuss the current state of whales and measures to ensure their protection.

When the International Whaling Commission, currently meeting in Slovakia, votes next week on a proposal to establish a sanctuary in the South Atlantic Ocean, Denmark, by all accounts, will cast its ballot in favour.
When the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was founded in 1946, commercial hunting was the most significant threat to whale populations.
One of the most significant issues being discussed and voted on at the upcoming International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Slovenia is the call to create a Whale Sanctuary in the South Atlantic.
Australia will call on the International Whaling Commission to take greater responsibility for how it deals with so-called scientific whaling - including Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean - Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg says.
Humpback whales were first protected by the International Whaling Commission in 1965, then listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1973.
Pro-conservation countries at the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) biennial conference, which opens in Slovenia on Thursday, will step up pressure on Japan.
Recently, a veritable parade of major global decision-making meetings addressing wild animal issues have been passing by in quick succession: firstly the International Union for the conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s World conservation Congress met in ...
Humpback whales were first protected by the International Whaling Commission in 1965, then listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1973.
But whatever the colour, whale dung could be the unlikely catalyst for ending whaling. The role of whale faeces in regenerating fish stocks will occupy centre-stage this week and next at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in ...
The Sri Lankan government said yesterday it would take stern legal action against any groups or individuals involved in dolphin and whale hunting.
NOAA has suspended its use of tags pending further review of the practice, and the issue will be discussed at the next International Whaling Commission this upcoming spring, but although harm was very clearly never intended, the incident has drawn some ...
Ahead of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission which begins next week in Slovenia, Humane Society International celebrates that more than one hundred thousand whales are estimated to have been spared in the three full decades ...
But whatever the colour, whale dung could be the unlikely catalyst for ending whaling. The role of whale faeces in regenerating fish stocks will occupy centre-stage this week and next at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in ...
Recently, a veritable parade of major global decision-making meetings addressing wild animal issues have been passing by in quick succession: firstly the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s World conservation Congress met in ...
Humpback whales were first protected by the International Whaling Commission in 1965, then listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1973.
He further said that fishers involved in such illegal acts would have their permits terminated. Sri Lanka, which is situated within the International Whaling Commission's protected zone in the Indian Ocean, is becoming a major tourist spot for watching ...
NOAA has suspended its use of tags pending further review of the practice, and the issue will be discussed at the next International Whaling Commission this upcoming spring, but although harm was very clearly never intended, the incident has drawn some ...
Ahead of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission which begins next week in Slovenia, Humane Society International celebrates that more than one hundred thousand whales are estimated to have been spared in the three full decades ...
Even though commercial whaling gradually lost support during the second half of the 20th Century, and in 1986 the International Whaling Commission put an indefinite prohibition on commercial whaling altogether, Japan continues to do it. The reason they ...
Brundtland, a fellow Harvard grad and a longtime friend of the vice president, sought Gore's backing for Norway's effort to overturn the International Whaling Commission's ban on the hunting of minke whales in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. For years ...
It is also planning a special workshop for all 88 countries in the International Whaling Commission to discuss tagging, National Geographic reports.
The International Whaling Commission will also hold a tagging workshop next spring. Merrick said a permanent ban on invasive orca tagging "is a potential outcome.
Now in its third year, the project has already yielded the first descriptions of beaked whale signals in the region and the data have been presented to the International Whaling Commission's Scientific Committee meetings. In February, the acoustic ...
After more than 40 years, big news for Humpback whales. The majestic creatures, often seen off the west coast of the United States, are coming back strong.
The panel strongly recommends re-evaluating tag designs for killer whales to minimize impacts to the tagged individuals, currently a tagging workshop is planned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in spring 2017 and presentation of this case ...
Planning Minister Dyogo Oliveira said on Wednesday (the 5th) that Brazil will liquidate its debts with certain international organizations this year.
In 1966, the practice was banned altogether by the International Whaling Commission, and the moratorium on commercial whaling has been in place ever since, though some subsistence hunting is allowed for certain native peoples in the Arctic.
The practice goes against the moratorium issued by International Whaling Commission (IWC) in 1985, which establishes a pause on commercial whaling on all whale species and populations.
Although East Coast humpbacks are no longer listed as endangered, they are still protected under the Marine mammal Protection Act and the International Whaling Commission's 1982 moratorium on whale hunting. Humpbacks weigh from 25 to 40 tons, and ...
The International Whaling Commission (IWC) issued a moratorium on commercial hunting of this whale, although Iceland and Japan have resumed hunting.
According to National Geographic, the International Whaling Commission has banned whaling for commercial purposes way back 1986, but Japan is using 'scientific studies' exemption to cover up for their whaling activities.
In 2011, Wikileaks revealed that the U.S. representative for the International Whaling Commission, Monica Medina, had met with Japanese officials from Japan's fisheries Agency.
scientists have determined that a humpback whale which washed up to the New Jersey shoreline this past weekend was killed by "human interference.
Passage of the Marine mammal Protection Act in 1972 and the moratorium banning commercial whaling set by the International Whaling Commission in 1982, however, allowed the majestic creatures to make an impressive comeback. The group Structure of ...
Because of this, the International Whaling Commission (ICW) has implemented a worldwide protection status on the species. At present, only 30 to 40 percent (about 30,000 to 40,000) of the original humpback whale population exists.
All whale species remain protected under the Marine mammal Protection Act, which prohibits interfering with them in any way and limits how closely sightseeing boats may approach.
When it comes up to the International Whaling Commission and New Zealand is the only country that votes against having these dolphins recognised as really critically at risk, it means that we're out of step.
Researchers behind the paper claim Japan all but lied to the International Whaling Commission (IWC) about the whales it was catching.
... and the International Whaling Commission's 66th meeting in Slovenia in October. Motions calling for greater protection for pangolin species from international trade, actions to avoid the extinction of Mexico's Vaquita porpoise, improved ...
The International Whaling Commission's whaling moratorium, imposed in 1982, played a major role in the comeback of humpback whales, and remains in effect.
Japan has conducted extensive illegal whaling across the globe for over a decade, according to new research that finds the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has failed to properly manage the hunting of whales. The new study, published in the ...
Foy also notes that an International Whaling Commission survey found that underwater noise levels have doubled every 10 years over the past six decades in some areas of the world's oceans, and that "one survey in California showed a 15 decibel, ...
The establishment of the sanctuary will now be proposed by the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay at the International Whaling Commission (IWC)'s 66th meeting in October 2016 in Slovenia. Several previous efforts to ...


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