Progress report of the Sotalia guianensis Intersessional Group: Status of the Current Knowledge and Action Plan
Domit et al.
In 2014, a Resolution was approved by the IWC for establishing new specific Terms of Reference to consolidate the Scientific Committee’s mandate on small cetaceans within its broader working program. This program opens the possibility of periodic reviews about the current knowledge and threats, as well as the possibility to implement Conservation Plans for Endangered Species within the scope of the IWC when appropriate. In recent years, the Scientific Committee has worked to better understand the extent of multiple disturbances on small cetaceans - habitat degradation, incidental and intentional catches (for human consumption, bait, trade and traditional use) - to mitigate these threats.