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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

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.

Expanding entanglement response capability for endangered Southern right whales in the western South Atlantic.

17 Jun 2019

An IWC entanglement response training has successfully completed  in Puerto Madryn, Argentina.  The training was  one of the actions under a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for this endangered population.

Whale Song Library and Satellite Tagging Guidelines amongst wide-ranging recommendations of the 2019 Scientific Committee

17 Jun 2019

The annual report of the IWC Scientific Committee is published today.  The document contains a series of wide-ranging recommendations and summary of discussions during a two-week meeting of nearly 150 of the world’s leading cetacean scientists, held in Nairobi, Kenya in May. 

IWC entanglement response training for Kenya

3 Jun 2019

The latest Entanglement Response Training Workshop has completed in Watatmu, Kenya.    

Annual Scientific Committee begins in Nairobi

10 May 2019

Around 150 of the world’s leading cetacean scientists will gather to review the latest research on a wide range of topics related to cetacean science, conservation and management.