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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

Call for Applications – the Small Cetaceans Voluntary Fund

18 Feb 2021

New funding is available for scientists with research proposals focusing on conservation of dolphins and porpoises. The IWC Small Cetaceans Voluntary Fund (SCVF) has launched its fourth call for tenders thanks to generous contributions from IWC member governments and non-governmental organisations. 

Published: FAO technical guidelines to reduce and prevent bycatch

29 Ene 2021

The Fisheries' and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has published Technical Guidelines to Reduce Bycatch of Marine Mammals in Capture Fisheries.  This detailed document has taken two years to produce and received support and input from the IWC's Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (BMI).  

Successful response to entangled Arabian Sea humpback

26 Ene 2021

Teamwork has resulted in the successful disentanglement of a humpback whale from a highly endangered population found only in the Arabian Sea.

75 years of the IWC

20 Ene 2021

The IWC has started the new year with the introduction of a new logo, commemorating 2021 as the 75th anniversary of the organisation. 

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.

Published: FAO technical guidelines to reduce and prevent bycatch

29 Ene 2021

The Fisheries' and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has published Technical Guidelines to Reduce Bycatch of Marine Mammals in Capture Fisheries.  This detailed document has taken two years to produce and received support and input from the IWC's Bycatch Mitigation Initiative (BMI).  

Successful response to entangled Arabian Sea humpback

26 Ene 2021

Teamwork has resulted in the successful disentanglement of a humpback whale from a highly endangered population found only in the Arabian Sea.

75 years of the IWC

20 Ene 2021

The IWC has started the new year with the introduction of a new logo, commemorating 2021 as the 75th anniversary of the organisation. 

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.