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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

IWC Plenary concludes in Florianopolis, Brazil

14 Sep 2018

Day Five of the IWC Plenary included a vote on the Government of Japan's Way Forward proposal and acknowledgement of the difficult differences and importance of dialogue and mutual respect.

Future direction of IWC & special permit whaling on IWC agenda

13 Sep 2018

A busy and varied agenda on Day Four of the IWC meeting included discussion two different proposals on the future of the Commission, special permit whaling and whale watching.  The meeting concludes tomorrow.  

Subsistence whaling catch limits & £50,000 for bycatch initiative

12 Sep 2018

Day Three of the IWC Plenary saw catch limits set for indigenous whaling, a Resolution on ecosystem functioning adopted by vote, consensus Resolutions on ocean noise and ghost gear and £50,000 for the Bycatch Mitigation Initiative.

IWC67: discussions on Subsistence Whaling and vote on South Atlantic Sanctuary

11 Sep 2018

Day Two of the IWC biennial plenary meeting began with the presentation of a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic.  The proposal, which has been discussed at previous IWC meetings, was introduced by the Government of Brazil and co-sponsored by the Governments of Argentina, Gabon and South Africa, all range states for the proposed sanctuary.

IWC meeting opens with agreement on next steps for IWC Governance Review

10 Sep 2018

The Plenary session of the IWC biennial meeting opened today in Florianopolis, Brazil.  Over 400 delegates from member governments, other inter-governmental organisations, and non-governmental organisations will spend the next five days discussing a wide range of issues related to regulation of whaling and conservation of whales.  

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