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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

Entanglement response training in Scottish Highlands

31 Oct 2019

The latest entanglement response workshop has taken place in Ullapool, Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA).   

IWC hosts international biodiversity group

24 Sep 2019

This week the IWC will host the 14th meeting of the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG).  The BLG brings together the eight inter-governmental conventions whose mandate includes protection of biodiversity. 

Latest Entanglement Response trainees complete an action-packed apprenticeship in Cape Cod.

9 Sep 2019

This year’s two apprentices to the Global Whale Entanglement Response Network have completed their training with the IWC and its partner, the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS), and returned to Peru.



Bycatch Mitigation in the Indian Ocean: IWC workshop report published

14 Aug 2019

A  more systematic process of assessment, and focus on gillnets, are amongst key recommendations in the report of the IWC Bycatch Workshop, published today.   

IWC attends Whaling Captains’ Convention, Utqiaġvik, Alaska

31 Jul 2019

The IWC is honoured to be represented at the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission’s (AEWC) 2019 Annual Whaling Captains’ Convention, underway this week in Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska. 

Small Cetaceans Task Team workshop: South Asian River Dolphins

17 Jul 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is hosting a workshop focused on the Ganges and Indus river dolphins, known collectively as South Asian river dolphins.  These are categorised as endangered by the IUCN Red List, and face a range of threats including bycatch, pollution, and habitat loss as dams and barrages alter river courses.

Annual IWC-POWER Cruise sets sail from Alaska

14 Jul 2019

The 10th international research cruise in the IWC-POWER series has embarked from Dutch Harbour, Alaska.   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.