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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

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

2 août 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 juil 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.

Available now: IWC Scientific Committee meeting report for 2021

21 juin 2021

The IWC Scientific Committee today publishes the report of its annual meeting – and beats all previous attendance records with nearly 600 participants. 

Collaboration and co-existence: the key to bycatch reduction and a winning formula for Pedro Fruet

8 juin 2021

The IWC congratulates Scientific Committee member Dr Pedro Fruet who has won a distinguished Whitley Award for his work to address bycatch of Lahille’s bottlenose dolphins in the Patos Lagoon Estuary, southern Brazil.

Annual Scientific Committee meeting begins

27 avr 2021

The IWC Scientific Committee begins its annual meeting today.  Despite the limitations imposed by Covid-19, the group will work through a busy and challenging agenda, ranging from genetics and population structure to pollution and climate change.