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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

Entanglement Response Experts Meet in Provincetown, USA

5 Jun 2018

The IWC is holding its fourth workshop on large whale entanglement in June. Experts from around the world will gather at the Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, to tackle a full agenda which includes a review of entanglement response capacity building, long-term entanglement mitigation, and safety of response teams.

Publication of annual Scientific Committee Report

25 May 2018

The annual report of the IWC Scientific Committee is published today.  It contains a comprehensive account of the discussions, conclusions and recommendations of the meeting of the Scientific Committee, which took place over a two week period in April/May in Bled, Slovenia.  To read this year's Scientific Committee report please click here.  Click here to read the report.

IWC Scientific Committee Meets in Bled

19 Apr 2018

Approximately 200 of the world’s leading cetacean scientists are gathering to review the latest research on a wide range of topics related to cetacean conservation and management information.

Successful conclusion to Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling Group Workshop (ASWWG)

18 Apr 2018

Good progress has been reported from a workshop to improve the process and handling of Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling (ASW) quota renewals. ASW is conducted in some of the world’s most remote regions. It is community-based and does not seek to maximise either catches or profits. Regulation of aboriginal whaling is an important responsibility of the Commission, whose role is to ensure that the whale populations remain healthy, and the nutritional and cultural requirements of indigenous people are met.


IWC Governance Review Report published today

16 Apr 2018

An independent report on IWC governance is published today.  At its last biennial meeting in 2016, the Commission adopted a Resolution which instigated a comprehensive and independent review of institutional and governance arrangements at the IWC.