Tail flukes of sperm whale, Kaikoura
Image: Claire Brownlow | Creative Commons

Introduction

Find out about New Zealand's policies and actions related to the conservation of whales.

New Zealand advocates for the protection of whales and supports the current moratorium on commercial whaling and the establishment of the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. 

The Department of Conservation contributes to the International Whaling Commission's scientific committee, whose recommendations have a major bearing on many of the decisions taken by the Commission.



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