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Latest news

Invitation to Tender: Survey of Indigenous and Human Rights Instruments

7 fev 2023

The IWC is inviting tenders for an Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling survey of international indigenous and human rights instruments. The closing date for responses is 7 April 2023.  

IWC launches recruitment for new Executive Secretary

16 jan 2023

After five busy years, Dr Rebecca Lent has decided to stand down as Executive Secretary in 2023.  The Commission is therefore recruiting for Dr Lent’s successor.

Published today: Chair’s Report of the 2022 IWC Meeting

21 dec 2022

The report of the IWC68 meeting is available now.  This was the first gathering of the Commission for four years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  A combination of sub-committee and plenary sessions, the meeting was held over nine days and the Chair’s Report summarises the discussions and outcomes.     

El Salvador joins the Global Whale Entanglement Response Network

13 dec 2022

Los Cóbamos, Sonsonate was the location of El Salvador’s first large whale entanglement response workshop, held last month.  The training was facilitated by the IWC and conducted by members of the Mexican Whale Disentanglement Network (RABEN) who also provided specialist equipment. 

Focus on collaboration and coordination at FAO Regional Secretariat’s Organisation

30 nov 2022

The IWC is participating in a second regional consultation of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Regional Secretariats’ Network, taking place in Accra, Ghana this week.

Stakeholders gather in Oman to discuss conservation, development and the Arabian Sea humpback whale

28 nov 2022

The IWC is participating in a workshop in Muscat, Oman that will consider how conservation can complement development in the Arabian Sea, particularly in the context of the Arabian Sea humpback whale.

IWC resumes in-person entanglement response training in Italy

15 nov 2022

After a 2-year pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IWC has resumed in-person entanglement response training with the first workshop completed in Chioggia, Italy.


IWC Plenary: Day Five

21 oct 2022

Focus on budget and administration as the IWC Plenary concludes in Slovenia.

IWC Plenary: Day Four

20 oct 2022

Summary of developments and decisions on day four of the IWC plenary in Portoroz, Slovenia.

IWC Plenary: Day Three

19 oct 2022

Summary of developments at Day Three of the Commission meeting.

IWC Plenary: Day Two

18 oct 2022

News from the second day of the IWC plenary.

IWC Plenary: Day One

17 oct 2022

News from the first day of the IWC plenary meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia.