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This is how humans have affected whale populations over the years

WWF founder Sir Peter Scott said: “If we cannot save the whales from extinction, we have little hope of saving mankind and the life-supplying biosphere.” Image: Todd Cravens/Unsplash

Kate Whiting

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Almost 1,500 whales were hunted in the last year on record Image: Statista
A gray whale is beached on the Californian coastline Image: REUTERS/Stephen Lam
2 million whales were killed during the last century Image: WWF
Whale meat is sold in cans in Japan. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato
A Minke whale on board a whaling vessel. Image: Kyodo/via REUTERS

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