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Media Resources

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.



IWC News

Next steps in work to understand and mitigate the threat to cetaceans from marine debris

2 Dec 2019

The IWC is hosting the next workshop in a series aiming to understand and address the threat to cetaceans from marine debris. 

Guiana dolphin workshop gets underway in Brazil

26 Nov 2019

Experts from seven countries are gathering in Santos, Brazil, for a workshop on the Guiana dolphin.

Conservation Management Plans: raising awareness at every level

19 Nov 2019

Today sees a welcome spotlight shone on the IWC’s Conservation Management Plan (CMP) initiative as the first issue of an official newsletter is published. Established in 2008, the CMP programme provides a framework to protect and rebuild those populations.


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.