Spain has been a contracting government of the IWC since 1979. Over 30 species of whales and dolphins have been spotted in Spain's waters in recent years. This high diversity is due to Spain's varied coastlines, which border the Mediterranean's Balearic and Andorra Seas, the Bay of Biscay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Spain profile on Whale Watching Handbook
- Country: Spain
Section: Current Government programs related to cetacean conservation
Theme: Conservation Management plans
Conservation Plan of Orcinus orca in the Strait and Gulf of Cadiz, approved in 2017 (Order APM / 427/2017, of May 4). It establishes two critical areas for killer whale. In the area of Ensenada de Barbate, Conil and Banco Majuán, the use of active systems for underwater or underground exploration and the developing of whale watching activities, whether commercial, private or scientific, are forbidden from March 1 to August 31.
External URL: https://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2017-5474
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