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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

Annual IWC-POWER Cruise sets sail from Alaska

13 Jul 2017

The 8th international research cruise in the IWC-POWER series has embarked from Dutch Harbour, Alaska.   This is the latest stage in a long-term programme to determine the status of populations of the large whales found in North Pacific Waters, some of which have not been surveyed for several decades.

IWC entanglement and stranding response training for Sakhalin, Russia

12 Jun 2017

The latest IWC entanglement response training has concluded successfully in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. The long-term training programme is a partnership between the IWC and Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown (CCS). This workshop was also supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) who provided an additional training component on strandings response.

Scientific Committee Report available

6 Jun 2017

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, held last month in Bled, Slovenia.   Click here to read the report (revised version published at 10am 7 June 2017).

Scientific Committee meeting begins in Slovenia

9 May 2017

Over the next two weeks, Slovenia will once again play host to the Scientific Committee of the IWC.  More than 120 of the world’s leading cetacean scientists are gathering in Bled to discuss the latest research on a wide range of subjects related to cetacean conservation and management.


Applications sought for new Voluntary Assistance Fund

6 Feb 2017

Applications are today invited for IWC member governments of limited means to obtain financial support for attendance at IWC events.  A Voluntary Assistance Fund was created at the 2016 Commission Meeting, where a Resolution was adopted which aimed to strengthen the capacity of governments of limited means to participate in the work of the IWC.