IFAW Summary Briefing: Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary

IFAW Summary Briefing: Indian Ocean Whale Sanctuary

In 1979, The International Whaling Commission declared the Indian Ocean (north of 55°S) a sanctuary. The sanctuary, which has already been reviewed twice by the IWC, is up for review at the next meeting of the IWC in May 2002 in Japan, where it would require a three quarters majority for it to be overturned.

Experts

Brian Sharp, Emergency Relief Officer, Stranding Coordinator
Manager, Marine Mammal Rescue and Research
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Patrick Ramage, Program Director, Whales
Program Director, Marine Conservation