International Whaling Commission (IWC)

  • IWC is an Inter-governmental Organisation whose purpose is the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.
  • The legal framework of the IWC is the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling which was established in 1946.
  • The commission is the pre-eminent global body responsible for the conservation and management of whales and leads international efforts to tackle the growing range of threats to whales globally, including by-catch, ship strikes, entanglement, noise, and whaling.
  • India is a member of IWC.