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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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Cetacean Tagging Workshop begins in the US

1 Sep 2017

Telemetry studies have become increasingly important in scientific studies of many animals including cetaceans. This Expert Workshop is co-sponsored by the IWC, the US Office of Naval Research and the US National Marine Fisheries Service, and will review and evaluate progress in tag design and attachment.  The workshop will emphasise recent tag attachment improvements and follow-up studies examining the effects of tagging.  The other major aim of the workshop is to develop Best Practice Guidelines for Cetacean Tagging.

IWC News

´╗┐Annual IWC-POWER Cruise sets sail from Alaska

13 Jul 2017

The 8th 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.

IWC entanglement and stranding response training for Sakhalin, Russia

12 Jun 2017

The latest IWC entanglement response training has concluded successfully in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. The long-term training programme is a partnership between the IWC and Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown (CCS). This workshop was also supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) who provided an additional training component on strandings response.

Scientific Committee Report available

6 Jun 2017

The annual report of the IWC Scientific Committee is published today.  It contains a comprehensive account of the discussions, conclusions and recommendations of the meeting of the Scientific Committee, held last month in Bled, Slovenia.   Click here to read the report (revised version published at 10am 7 June 2017).