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Germany Has Frozen Funding For Wildlife Charity WWF Amid Ongoing Human Rights Investigations

The country’s taxpayers have sent the global mega-charity tens of millions of euros — but the government has now frozen funds after BuzzFeed News exposed how anti-poaching guards backed by WWF have tortured, raped, and killed people.

Marcus Engert • 2 months ago

WWF Is Investigating Two More Alleged Murders At A Park Where Rangers Are Accused Of Rape And Torture

The World Wide Fund for Nature is investigating an alleged double murder at a park it manages where rangers have already been accused of gang rape and torture. The global mega-charity said it is “deeply concerned for those affected by alleged abuse.”

Tom Warren • 2 months ago

Leaked Report: WWF-Backed Guards Raped Pregnant Women And Tortured Villagers At A Wildlife Park Funded By The US Government

Anti-poaching guards backed by the World Wide Fund for Nature have gang-raped women and tortured villagers by tying their penises with fishing lines, according to the charity’s own investigators. WWF told its partners to treat the findings in a “non-public fashion.”

Tom Warren • 2 months ago

Lawmakers Demand Internal Documents From WWF In Human Rights Probe Following BuzzFeed News Investigation

“Questions remain regarding the extent to which WWF was aware that entities it funded and equipped may have committed a wide range of human rights abuses."

Katie J.M. Baker • 2 months ago

Tony Robbins Has Been Accused Of Groping More Women And Mistreating Vulnerable Followers

Nine more former followers and staffers have come forward to accuse the world’s most famous self-help superstar of inappropriate behavior in the wake of a BuzzFeed News investigation.

Jane Bradley • 3 months ago

Tony Robbins Punishes Followers By Making Them Drink Unidentified Brown Liquid “Designed To Have A Lasting Effect”

At high-pressure seminars, the self-help superstar punishes people who don’t measure up by feeding them a “gross shot” of unidentified brown liquid. His lawyers denied the mixture contains laxatives.

Jane Bradley • 3 months ago

Lawmakers Expand Inquiry Into Whether The US Funds Anti-Poaching Forces Accused Of Human Rights Abuses

In the wake of BuzzFeed News revelations that the World Wide Fund for Nature supports forces that have tortured and killed people, a congressional committee is investigating whether US government funding played a role.

Tom Warren • 3 months ago

Tony Robbins’ Book Has Been Scrapped By His Publisher

Simon & Schuster dropped the book after BuzzFeed News revealed the self-help guru has berated victims of rape and domestic abuse, and former fans and staffers have accused him of sexual harassment.

Katie J.M. Baker • 3 months ago

Tony Robbins Was Filmed Using Racial Slurs

Footage shows the self-help guru using the n-word repeatedly and describing how he responded to a skeptical participant by getting “in her face” and kissing her.

Jane Bradley • 4 months ago

Four More Women Have Accused Tony Robbins Of Sexual Misconduct

The self-help guru is accused of groping followers at his events, exposing himself to women assistants, and sexually harassing fans.

Katie J.M. Baker • 4 months ago

Leaked Records Reveal Tony Robbins Berated Abuse Victims, And Former Followers Accuse Him Of Sexual Advances

Tony Robbins claims he has helped millions of fans overcome some of life’s darkest difficulties. But leaked records reveal he has used his fame to berate victims of rape and violence, while female former staffers and followers have accused him of inappropriate sexual advances.

Jane Bradley • 4 months ago

Lawmakers Seek Review Of Whether US Funds Anti-Poaching Forces Accused of Human Rights Abuses

“The United States must not be party to violations of basic human rights,” a bipartisan committee wrote, citing a BuzzFeed News investigation.

Katie J.M. Baker • 4 months ago

WWF Must Overhaul Its Human Rights Policies, A German Investigation Has Found

WWF Germany has been warned of human rights failings by an independent investigation launched after BuzzFeed News exposed how anti-poaching forces funded by the global charity have tortured and killed people.

Tom Warren • 4 months ago

WWF Has Hired A Former Top UN Human Rights Official To Oversee Investigation Into Abuses Exposed By BuzzFeed News

The appointment comes amid mounting criticism from indigenous rights groups of the charity’s response to evidence that anti-poaching forces it funds have tortured and killed people.

Tom Warren • 5 months ago

Britain’s Charity Regulator Is Formally Investigating WWF Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses

The UK Charity Commission has launched an investigation after BuzzFeed News exposed evidence that anti-poaching guards backed by the World Wide Fund for Nature have tortured and killed people.

Tom Warren • 5 months ago

Susan Sarandon Is Demanding An "In-Depth" Investigation Into The Allegations Against WWF

The actor is a longtime campaigner and fundraiser for the charity, having fronted its campaigns and donated memorabilia for a WWF auction.

Tom Warren • 6 months ago

Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation: WWF Must Fully Investigate “Extremely Concerning” Human Rights Allegations

The actor shared his 2016 Golden Globe with “indigenous communities around the world” – but he is a prominent public backer and board member of the international mega-charity implicated in human rights abuses.

Katie J.M. Baker • 6 months ago

WWF Says Indigenous People Want This Park. An Internal Report Says Some Fear Forest Ranger “Repression.”

The World Wide Fund for Nature claimed indigenous people supported a new national park in a filing to European Union funders — but concerns that the development would drive locals off their land and subject them to mistreatment by forest rangers are omitted from the document, obtained by BuzzFeed News.

Katie J.M. Baker • 6 months ago

Britain’s Charity Regulator Will Grill WWF Over “Appalling Atrocities”

“The appalling atrocities and human rights abuses that have been alleged here are at odds with everything we associate with charity.”

Tom Warren • 6 months ago

A Leaked Report Shows WWF Was Warned Years Ago Of “Frightening” Abuses

The wildlife charity said it would investigate evidence of violence against indigenous people uncovered by BuzzFeed News. But internal documents reveal WWF had already commissioned an investigation that warned of human rights abuses in 2015.

Katie J.M. Baker • 6 months ago