Whales killed by whaling since moratorium

31,984 have been killed by whaling since the IWC moratorium

Commercial whaling was banned in 1986 under the IWC's moratorium. However Iceland and Norway lodged official objections to the moratorium and have continued a commercial hunt. Japan and Iceland have also continued to hunt whales under the guise of "scientific whaling".

The following graph shows the total number of whales killed since the moratorium, and makes the distinction between "objection" whaling and "scientific" whaling. 

Whales killed since IWC moratorium. 1986 - 2008. rel=
Whales killed since IWC moratorium. 1986 - 2008.
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The rise in scientific whaling to 2008. rel=
The rise in scientific whaling to 2008.
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