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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.


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Applications sought for new Voluntary Assistance Fund

6 Feb 2017

Applications are today invited for IWC member governments of limited means to obtain financial support for attendance at IWC events.  A Voluntary Assistance Fund was created at the 2016 Commission Meeting, where a Resolution was adopted which aimed to strengthen the capacity of governments of limited means to participate in the work of the IWC.

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Special Permit Whaling: Expert Panel Review

25 Jan 2017

Next week an expert panel will convene in Tokyo to review Japan's proposal for a new special permit whaling research programme in the western North Pacific. The proposal was circulated last November and, in accordance with the Scientific Committee's agreed process, will be reviewed by a small, specialist panel of invited experts.

Need for collaboration is demonstrated at entanglement workshop, Mexico

28 Nov 2016

The importance of a meeting to strengthen links between national entanglement response teams was reinforced when a real entanglement was reported and the whale disappeared from local waters before it could be freed from all ropes and lines.


A comprehensive and diverse workplan is agreed as 2016 Plenary concludes

28 Oct 2016

Warm words and a lot of work to do as the 2016 IWCX Meeting ends.