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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-POWER completes twelfth successful research voyage

4 Oct 2021

IWC-POWER is an international collaboration and its latest research cruise has reported a successful voyage, covering areas of the North-east Pacific and Bering Sea.

Special Virtual Meeting: Actions on Voting Rights and the Plight of the Vaquita

22 Sep 2021

The report of the IWC Virtual Special Meeting is published today. The virtual meeting took place over two days at the beginning of September and focused only on urgent matters which could not be delayed for a year.

75 years of recommendations: the IWC’s new, public database

20 Sep 2021

As the IWC commemorates its 75th anniversary, it is launching a new database capturing all the recommendations made by the Commission and its main sub-groups.

Annual IWC-POWER research cruise sets sail from Shiogama, Japan

2 Ago 2021

The 12th international research cruise in the IWC-POWER series embarked today from Shiogama.   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.

JCRM relaunch - a long-standing journal for today’s digital age

1 Jul 2021

The IWC’s Journal of Cetacean Research and Management (JCRM) is formally relaunched today.  Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the IWC, the comprehensive update includes new layouts, increased visibility, and more user-friendly processes for submission and review.