World Wildlife Fund
“Conservation should never come at the expense of human rights and well-being.”
In the wake of a BuzzFeed News investigation, new legislation promises "to deter possibilities of future taxpayer-funded instances of torture, rape, and extrajudicial killings."
A report sent to the global mega-charity’s director and board raised alarm about “accelerating” allegations of abuses being carried out “in connivance with and under the watchful eyes of WWF staff.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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."
“The United States must not be party to violations of basic human rights,” a bipartisan committee wrote, citing a BuzzFeed News investigation.
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.
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.
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.
The actor is a longtime campaigner and fundraiser for the charity, having fronted its campaigns and donated memorabilia for a WWF auction.
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.
“The appalling atrocities and human rights abuses that have been alleged here are at odds with everything we associate with charity.”
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.
Senior US Lawmakers Are Calling For An Urgent Review Of WWF Funding Following A BuzzFeed News Investigation
“These are shocking reports which, if true, should trigger an immediate and thorough review of these programs.”
Celebrity Explorer Ben Fogle Has Suspended His Role As WWF Ambassador Following A BuzzFeed News Investigation
“In light of the very serious human rights allegations made against WWF I have suspended my ambassadorial role with immediate effect.”
"Taxpayers and donors to WWF need to know that their money is not being misspent and supporting appalling human rights abuses.”
The beloved animal charity with the cuddly panda logo funds vicious paramilitary forces to fight poaching. A BuzzFeed News investigation reveals the hidden human cost.
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There are now an estimated 3,890 tigers in the wild, the World Wildlife Fund said.
The model and environmentalist created a collection in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, with pieces crafted from precious metals and Amazonian rubber to raise awareness of deforestation. Released only this morning, the line is already sold out online.