IWC overview

The IWMC Opening Statements presented at the most recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings are witness to the deficient status of the IWC. IWMC believes strongly that the IWC should base its decisions on the concerns of people and the merits of science-based management. Unfortunately, too often the IWC has failed to acknowledge cultural traditions when… Continue reading IWC overview

Communities Overview

Prior to the early 20th century, vast biodiversity-rich areas of Africa, Asia and the Americas were managed mostly at the rural community level, even if they were part of larger political entities. Each society had evolved its own rules and regulations of how natural resources were to be fairly accessed, distributed and utilized, including taxes… Continue reading Communities Overview

Overview – Newsletters

This selection of our newsletters in PDF from the period 2006 to 2012 provides insight into IWMC’s past campaigns. Most of them are as relevant as when they were first written. To guide you, we’ve highlighted briefly their core content, so that you can pick and choose which ones you want to mine (just click… Continue reading Overview – Newsletters

Overview – CoP17

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Overview – CoP18

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Overview – Conferences

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Overview – Hunting, Censored, Livelihoods

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Conservation Influencers – overview

Conservation Influencers is a directory of 60 of the most prominent NGOs from the animal activist, environmental and ecological lobby, which analyses their history, mission, methodology, funding and reputation. It assesses their influence on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the framing of the conservation debate… Continue reading Conservation Influencers – overview

Fisheries overview

According to the World Trade Organisation, seafood is the world’s most traded food commodity, beating both soya and wheat. The most traded seafood by value, says the FAO, is shrimp, followed by groundfish (hake, cod, haddock and Alaska pollock), salmon and tuna. In 2018, according to the FAO, 59.51 million people were engaged in the primary fisheries business, of which 39.0… Continue reading Fisheries overview

Tuna Overview

Switzerland, 19 November 2010 – IWMC World Conservation Trust today urged member states at the ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) meeting to make further progress on the management of stocks of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna at its 17th Extraordinary Meeting in Paris. Last year, ICCAT established a comprehensive plan to rebuild stocks… Continue reading Tuna Overview