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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
An Inquest Into A Russian Whistleblower’s Death Has Found No Evidence Of Murder After A Bungled Police Investigation
“There is nothing that points specifically toward poisoning,” the judge said, but “equally, there is nothing specific that points away from poison.”
The UK's Tax Chief Has Admitted It Was A "Mistake" To Discuss A Money Laundering Suspect's Political Donations
“Are you a bit embarrassed that an email like that was leaked?”
The review vindicates a BuzzFeed News/BBC investigation that exposed match-fixing in tennis — and the sport’s failure to stamp it out.
Citing Political Donations Was A “Huge Error Of Judgment” In Refusing To Raid Money Laundering Suspect, Hammond Says
“This is ridiculous. This is ridiculous.”
MPs Are Demanding UK Tax Authorities Explain Why They Refused To Raid A Tory Donor Accused Of Money Laundering
"(D)isturbing questions" about an "extremely troubling" letter leaked to BuzzFeed News.
“It is of note that they are the biggest corporate donor to the Conservative party led by Prime Minister Theresa May and donated 1.25m Euros to the Prince Charles Trust.”
Key Evidence Disappeared From Police Custody During Investigation Into Russian Whistleblower's Death, Court Hears
Police gathered evidence of mysterious business deals, threats, and links to a Kremlin-linked money laundering case from Alexander Perepilichnyy’s computer. Then that evidence vanished.
Russian Whistleblower Fell Ill After Eating “Bad” Food The Night Before His Death, Secret Lover Tells Inquest
A tense dinner. Bad food. Vomiting back at the hotel room. Scenes from Russian whistleblower Alexander Perepilichnyy's last night alive, as the woman he spent that evening with finally told authorities her story after being tracked down by BuzzFeed News.