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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

Review of the IWC’s Pacific Ocean Whale and Ecosystem Research Programme (IWC-POWER)

15 Jan 2020

Cetacean scientists are meeting in Tokyo to discuss the IWC-POWER research cruise programme.

New Tagging Guidelines to protect whales and their observers

18 Dec 2019

New guidelines on cetacean tagging are published today in the IWC’s Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (JCRM).  Satellite tags are a particularly useful tool for studying cetaceans because whales spend most of their time under water, often in the most remote regions of the planet.  The first successful tagging of a whale was in the 1930s.  Today, cetacean-specific tags are commercially available and widely used to collect information on physiology, behaviour and ecology.

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.