The following is a record of the major votes that took place at the IWC in Slovenia 2016, covering all Schedule Amendments, Resolutions and Decisions
We shall be reporting on how your various countries have been fighting for whales or against their conservation. If you don't like what your country is doing please hold them to account by contacting your elected representatives and asking them why they are not protecting whales?
The South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary
Resolution on 'Scientific' Whaling Article VIII Permits
Resolution on the Critically Endangered Vaquita
- IWC/66/20 Emergency Resolution on the Critically Endangered Vaquita Submitted by Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the USA
- Result Passed by Consensus -but Japan and her allies shamefully refused to join in. Antigua and Barbuda even saying that it was because he had not got his way on another resolution.
Resolution on Cetaceans and Ecosystem Services
Resolution on Minamata Convention
Resolution on Enhancing Effectiveness of IWC
Resolution on Creation of a Fund to Strengthen the Capacity of Governments of Limited means to Participate in the Work of the IWC
Resolution on Food Security
- IWC/66/12 Draft Resolution on Food Security Submitted by Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Republic of Guinea
- Result: Withdrawn [with much grumbling from Antigua and Barbuda]