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Latest news

New Series of Scientific Committee Workshops: Small Cetaceans in the South Pacific

31 Ene 2024

In Auckland, New Zealand this February, the IWC will hold the first in a new series of workshops, reviewing dolphin and porpoise species in the South Pacific Island region.

Technical meeting: western North Pacific minke whale

15 Ene 2024

The Scientific Committee is taking the next steps to complete an In-depth Assessment of minke whales in the western North Pacific. 

Views and collaborators sought for Indian Ocean Monitoring Initiative

11 Ene 2024

The IWC is circulating a questionnaire seeking expert views and collaborators on a proposed survey in the Indian Ocean.

Crossing borders to address large whale entanglement: bi-national workshop in Puerto Williams, Chile

11 Dic 2023

The first large whale entanglement response workshop in the southernmost city of Chile has successfully concluded.

Successful delivery of strandings response training across the Caribbean region

27 Nov 2023

The IWC Strandings Initiative has completed an extensive Caribbean training project in partnership with CARI’MAM, the Caribbean Marine Mammals Preservation Network.

World Shipping Council: Whale Protection Conference launches ‘Whale Chart’ navigation aid

13 Nov 2023

World Shipping Council (WSC) launch navigational aid designed to reduce ship strikes.

IWC and CMS collaborate for second workshop on Cetacean Ecosystem Functioning

8 Nov 2023

The second IWC-CMS joint workshop on Cetacean Ecosystem Functioning will be held in Bonn this month.

Latest entanglement response apprenticeships successfully completed

1 Nov 2023

Four Brazilian trainees have successfully completed advanced apprenticeships in entanglement response.

Large Whale Disentanglement Training in Puntarenas, Costa Rica

9 Oct 2023

The first large whale disentanglement workshop in Costa Rica has concluded successfully.

Workshop: In-depth Assessment for western North Pacific Minke

13 Ago 2023

Members of the Scientific Committee are meeting in Greece for a technical workshop as part of an In-depth Assessment for minke whales in the western North Pacific.




The IWC welcomes new Executive Secretary, Martha Rojas Urrego 

7 Ago 2023

Following a highly competitive recruitment process, the IWC has appointed Martha Rojas-Urrego as the new Executive Secretary.

First ever Extinction Alert from the IWC: the vaquita porpoise

7 Ago 2023

The plight of the vaquita porpoise has led to the first ever IWC Extinction Alert, a factual assessment that vaquita still have a chance - if a gillnet ban is immediately and effectively enforced.