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1

When was it set up?

1946 to conserve global whale stocks

2

IWC measures?

1. complete protection of species
2. designated areas for whale sanctuaries
3. limits on no of whales to be caught
4. open/closed seasons
5. prohibition of capturing calves/female whales
6. compilation of catch reports

3

What is Japan under criticism for?

loophole - taking whales for scientific research ending up in restaurants with some whales having a $1,000,000 market

4

What do whale sanctuaries do?

- facilitate recovery of previous depleted whales
- non lethal research into behaviour of species
- increase public awareness

5

Umbrella group?

S group of over 30 different NGO’s joined and formed a coalition - the Antarctic and southern ocean coalition