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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 • 9 days ago

Police Raided A Bank After Secret Files Revealed Slush Funds Linked To The Kremlin, Organized Crime, And ISIS

The FBME Bank in Cyprus was raided by police on suspicion of money laundering. A BuzzFeed News investigation from last winter revealed a farcical scramble inside FBME to conceal incriminating information — while some of the planet's most prestigious accountants and lawyers used their powers to keep the bank in business.

Tom Warren • 12 days 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 • One month 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 • One month 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 • 2 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 • 2 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 • 3 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 • 3 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 • 3 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 • 3 months ago

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.”

Katie J.M. Baker • 3 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 • 3 months ago

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.”

Tom Warren • 3 months ago

UK Parliament Members Are Calling For An Investigation Into Government Funding Of WWF

"Taxpayers and donors to WWF need to know that their money is not being misspent and supporting appalling human rights abuses.”

Katie J.M. Baker • 3 months ago

WWF Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People

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.

Tom Warren • 3 months ago

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.”

Jane Bradley • 5 months ago
Jane Bradley • One year ago

There’s A “Tsunami” Of Corruption Inside Tennis, Review Finds

The review vindicates a BuzzFeed News/BBC investigation that exposed match-fixing in tennis — and the sport’s failure to stamp it out.

John Templon • One year ago
Richard Holmes • One year ago