IWC Eastern South Pacific Southern Right Whale Conservation Management Plan: Progress Report April 2018
Barbara Galletti Vernazzani
International Whaling Commission
Eastern South Pacific southern right whale population found off Chile and Peru is one of the most threatened whale populations worldwide. In 2012, the International Whaling Commission adopted a Conservation Management Plan and in 2016 an implementation strategy. Here we review CMP actions considered under the 2016 implementation strategy and the first bi-national coordination meeting conducted on March 2017. The CMP proves to be a key framework to facilitate the implementation of conservation measures and enhance international collaboration for the long term recovery of the species.