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World Wide Fund for Nature (still known as the World Wildlife Fund in the United States)

India: BBC Report on Shoot-On-Sight Conservation, WWF Involvement

Featured image: Kaziranga park guards are heavily armed and instructed to shoot intruders on sight.  © Survival International      by Survival International A BBC investigation has revealed that tribal peoples living around a national park in India are facing arrest and beatings, torture and death under the Park’s notorious “shoot-on-sight” policy. The report for television, … Continue reading India: BBC Report on Shoot-On-Sight Conservation, WWF Involvement

Leaked Report Reveals WWF Knew About “Pygmy” Abuse

Featured image: Without access to their ancestral land, the Baka’s health has deteriorated and they face an uncertain future. © Survival International      by Survival International An internal report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) into the impact of its conservation work in Cameroon on Baka “Pygmies” has been leaked after WWF denied it … Continue reading Leaked Report Reveals WWF Knew About “Pygmy” Abuse

Nineteen “Pygmy” Communities Denounce Conservationists Over Evictions and Violence

Featured image: The Congo Basin tribes have lived sustainably in the forests of central Africa for generations. © Selcen Kucukustel/Atlas      by Survival International In an unprecedented protest, 19 “Pygmy” communities in central Africa have denounced conservation projects on their land. Eleven of the communities have urged conservationists to stop funding the anti-poaching squads … Continue reading Nineteen “Pygmy” Communities Denounce Conservationists Over Evictions and Violence

UN report confirms corruption is biggest threat to ivory, as wildlife officials arrested across Africa and Asia

Featured image: Cameroonian “ecoguard” Mpaé Désiré, who in 2015 was accused of beating Baka and in 2016 was arrested for involvement in the illegal wildlife trade. © Facebook A new UN report has confirmed that corrupt officials are at the heart of wildlife crime in many parts of the world, rather than terrorist groups or tribal … Continue reading UN report confirms corruption is biggest threat to ivory, as wildlife officials arrested across Africa and Asia

Survival International accuses WWF of involvement in violence and abuse

  Featured image: The Baka have lived sustainably in the central African rainforest for generations as hunter-gatherers © Selcen Kucukustel/Atlas By Survival International Survival International has launched a formal complaint about the activities of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Cameroon. This is the first time a conservation organization has been the subject … Continue reading Survival International accuses WWF of involvement in violence and abuse

Wildlife Conservation Efforts Are Violating Tribal Peoples’ Rights

By Stephen Corry / Survival International Twenty years ago, fundraising publicity for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) posed a very odd question: whether to send in the army or an anthropologist to stop indigenous people destroying the Amazon rainforest. Equally bizarre, it claimed that the media was “inundated with appeals to save native peoples” and … Continue reading Wildlife Conservation Efforts Are Violating Tribal Peoples’ Rights

Survival Finds WWF Complicit in Campaign of Terror Against Baka People

By Survival International Survival International, the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights, has uncovered serious abuses of Baka “Pygmies” in southeast Cameroon, at the hands of anti-poaching squads supported and funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The Baka are being illegally forced from their ancestral homelands in the name of “conservation” because … Continue reading Survival Finds WWF Complicit in Campaign of Terror Against Baka People

Soco oil corporation planning to devastate Congo gorilla reserve

By John Vidal / The Guardian The Virunga national park, home to rare mountain gorillas but targeted for oil exploration by a British company, could earn strife-torn DR Congo $400m (£263m) a year from tourism, hydropower and carbon credits, a WWF report published on Thursday concludes. But if the Unesco world heritage site that straddles … Continue reading Soco oil corporation planning to devastate Congo gorilla reserve

New study finds that biodiversity in the tropics has declined 61% since 1970

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay In 48 years wildlife populations in the tropics, the region that holds the bulk of the world’s biodiversity, have fallen by an alarming 61 percent, according to the most recent update to the Living Planet Index. Produced by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Zoological Society of … Continue reading New study finds that biodiversity in the tropics has declined 61% since 1970

32 Yangtze finless porpoises wash up dead, leaving the population close to extinction

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Six years after the Yangtze river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer), or baiji, was declared “functionally extinct” by scientists, another marine mammal appears on the edge of extinction in China’s hugely degraded Yangtze River. In less than two months, 32 Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis), a subspecies of the finless porpoise, … Continue reading 32 Yangtze finless porpoises wash up dead, leaving the population close to extinction