International Whaling Commission
International Whaling Commission

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Rebecca Lent (Secretary General)

The IWC was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling in order to “provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry.”

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International Whaling Commission contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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