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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.



IWC News

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?


Species of the Week - Week Five

12 May 2020

Our fifth species of the week is the right whale - but how did it gain this name?

Virtual meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee begins

12 May 2020

The IWC Scientific Committee begins its first ever virtual meeting, the first year since 1955 that the world’s leading cetacean scientists have not gathered in person to discuss their latest research and develop recommendations to the Commission.