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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

Guided tours of the Whale Watching Handbook

27 Nov 2020

A short film is now available to provide a guided tour of the Whale Watching Handbook, a comprehensive online tool, providing information on sustainable whale watching to regulators, policy makers, members of the public planning a trip, and the whale watching industry.

Meeting of the Conservation Committee: six work plans, 150 participants and over £125,000 of voluntary contributions

12 Oct 2020

The Conservation Committee of the IWC has concluded a very productive virtual meeting and their report is now available.  

Pacific whale and ecosystem research programme completes 11th annual cruise.

29 Sep 2020

The 11th annual cruise of the Pacific Ocean Whale and Ecosystem Research programme (IWC-POWER) has successfully completed and returned to port in Japan.

Marine debris: a substantial threat with more research required

16 Jul 2020

The Scientific Committee of the IWC has endorsed a report concluding that the impact of marine debris on cetaceans is more substantial than previously thought. 

New educational resources for Whale Watching Handbook

15 Jul 2020

A new section of the online Whale Watching Handbook has been published, containing a series of simple, educational factsheets on key concepts of whale and dolphin biology, ecology and conservation.

Meeting of the Conservation Committee: six work plans, 150 participants and over £125,000 of voluntary contributions

12 Oct 2020

The Conservation Committee of the IWC has concluded a very productive virtual meeting and their report is now available.  

Pacific whale and ecosystem research programme completes 11th annual cruise.

29 Sep 2020

The 11th annual cruise of the Pacific Ocean Whale and Ecosystem Research programme (IWC-POWER) has successfully completed and returned to port in Japan.

Marine debris: a substantial threat with more research required

16 Jul 2020

The Scientific Committee of the IWC has endorsed a report concluding that the impact of marine debris on cetaceans is more substantial than previously thought. 

New educational resources for Whale Watching Handbook

15 Jul 2020

A new section of the online Whale Watching Handbook has been published, containing a series of simple, educational factsheets on key concepts of whale and dolphin biology, ecology and conservation.

Available now: report of the 2020 (virtual) meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee

7 Jul 2020

The report of the IWC Scientific Committee’s annual meeting is published today. Covid-19 prevented the world’s leading cetacean scientists from meeting in-person for the first time since 1955 but the Committee still found ways to discuss priority issues and provide advice to the Commission.