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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

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.

IWC reflects on World Oceans Day 2020 - with collaboration at its core

8 Jun 2020

At the IWC, collaboration seems ever-more important as we contemplate World Oceans Day in the context of current events.  Today we take the opportunity to thank all those who work with us to safeguard our oceans for cetaceans and the many other species whose survival depends on a healthy marine environment.

Species of the Week - Week Six

19 May 2020

Our sixth Species of the Week is the iconic killer whale - but is it actually a whale?