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The IWC welcomes enquiries from the media.  As the international, inter-governmental organisation with responsibility for conservation of whales and management of whaling since 1946, we hold a significant amount of information which we are happy to share.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Latest News

Annual IWC-POWER research cruise sets sail from Shiogama, Japan

2 Aug 2021

The 12th international research cruise in the IWC-POWER series embarked today from Shiogama.   This is the latest stage in a long-term programme to determine the status of populations of the large whales found in North Pacific Waters, some of which have not been surveyed for several decades.

JCRM relaunch - a long-standing journal for today’s digital age

1 Jul 2021

The IWC’s Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (JCRM) is formally relaunched today.  Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the IWC, the comprehensive update includes new layouts, increased visibility, and more user-friendly processes for submission and review.

Available now: IWC Scientific Committee meeting report for 2021

21 Jun 2021

The IWC Scientific Committee today publishes the report of its annual meeting – and beats all previous attendance records with nearly 600 participants. 

Collaboration and co-existence: the key to bycatch reduction and a winning formula for Pedro Fruet

8 Jun 2021

The IWC congratulates Scientific Committee member Dr Pedro Fruet who has won a distinguished Whitley Award for his work to address bycatch of Lahille’s bottlenose dolphins in the Patos Lagoon Estuary, southern Brazil.

Annual Scientific Committee meeting begins

27 Apr 2021

The IWC Scientific Committee begins its annual meeting today.  Despite the limitations imposed by Covid-19, the group will work through a busy and challenging agenda, ranging from genetics and population structure to pollution and climate change.

Collaboration and co-existence: the key to bycatch reduction and a winning formula for Pedro Fruet

8 Jun 2021

The IWC congratulates Scientific Committee member Dr Pedro Fruet who has won a distinguished Whitley Award for his work to address bycatch of Lahille’s bottlenose dolphins in the Patos Lagoon Estuary, southern Brazil.

Annual Scientific Committee meeting begins

27 Apr 2021

The IWC Scientific Committee begins its annual meeting today.  Despite the limitations imposed by Covid-19, the group will work through a busy and challenging agenda, ranging from genetics and population structure to pollution and climate change.

On World Wildlife Day, scientists highlight the threat of cetacean extinctions - and importance of acting now

3 Mar 2021

On World Wildlife Day and as the IWC reaches its 75th birthday, members of the Scientific Committee are raising awareness of the need for increased action to prevent extinction of cetacean species.  As part of education and outreach efforts, a new section of the IWC website has been developed, containing information about extinction and the threats facing whales, dolphins and porpoises today. 

 

Call for Applications – the Small Cetaceans Voluntary Fund

18 Feb 2021

New funding is available for scientists with research proposals focusing on conservation of dolphins and porpoises. The IWC Small Cetaceans Voluntary Fund (SCVF) has launched its fourth call for tenders thanks to generous contributions from IWC member governments and non-governmental organisations. 

Published: FAO technical guidelines to reduce and prevent bycatch

29 Jan 2021

The Fisheries' and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has published Technical Guidelines to Reduce Bycatch of Marine Mammals in Capture Fisheries.  This detailed document has taken two years to produce and received support and input from the IWC's Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (BMI).