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WCC 2016 Res 091 - Progress Report

General information
Period covered: 
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition ( ASOC ) / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
A de facto whale sanctuary is currently in place in the South Atlantic since no nation is currently hunting whales in this area.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
With some members of the IWC leaving this opens the door for the resumption of whaling in Antarctic Waters. Putting in place further conservation measures would be one way to prevent killing whales in this area in the future.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Further interactions with the whaling nations in needed and the use of sound science to argue why whaling should not be done.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Completed: resolution/recommendation fully implemented.