Later this month, a new proposal to suspend the moratorium on commercial whaling will be presented at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission. This proposal has created a great deal of controversy within the IWC and around the globe.
In light of this proposal, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society’s UK office has created a presentation using Shockwave software the tallies the commercial, scientific and subsistence harvests of whales in recent decades.
This data, combined with the comprehensive Whaling Zones map in our new exhibit, The Hunt for Knowledge, gives a complete picture of who, what, where, why and how many.
For some, this is a complex issue, requiring a gathering of facts from all points of view. For others, there’s no need for discussion; their minds are made up. Whatever your point of view is, it’s good to be armed with the details.