People & Groups Archives: WWF

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

WWF accused of deceit, cover-ups and dishonesty in US Congressional Committee hearing

This article originally appeared in Survival International. Featured image: Mr Mobutu Nakulire Munganga, a Batwa man from Kahuzi Biega National Park, DRC, who was shot by a park guard in 2017. His son was shot and killed in the same attack. They were gathering medicinal plants. The Wildlife Conservation Society has supported the park. © Survival – … Continue reading WWF accused of deceit, cover-ups and dishonesty in US Congressional Committee hearing

“A total halt to new Protected Areas”: campaigners issue Marseille Manifesto for the future of conservation

This story first appeared in Survival. These Khadia men were thrown off their land after it was turned into a tiger reserve. They lived for months under plastic sheets. Millions more face this fate if the 30% plan goes ahead. © Survival International   Participants in the world’s first Congress to decolonize conservation have released … Continue reading “A total halt to new Protected Areas”: campaigners issue Marseille Manifesto for the future of conservation

UK’s Charity Commission Launches Investigation into WWF

Featured image: A major investigation by news site Buzzfeed, released March 4, 2019, exposed a shocking level of violent abuse by ecoguards and rangers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). © Buzzfeed     by Survival International Britain’s charity regulator has launched an official investigation into WWF, in a major blow to the embattled organization. The inquiry … Continue reading UK’s Charity Commission Launches Investigation into WWF

WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

Featured image: The collusion between officials and poachers was exposed in India’s Down to Earth magazine. © Down to Earth      by Survival International Park officials in India’s Rajaji Tiger Reserve colluded with poachers in the killing of endangered leopards, tigers and pangolin, according to an investigation by a senior wildlife officer. The accused … Continue reading WWF-Funded Guards Helped Poachers, Then Tortured Informant Who Tried to Stop Them

The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

Featured image: A man from a village near the proposed Messok Dja national park shows scars from a beating he received at the hands of ecoguards supported and funded by World Wildlife Fund. © Fiore Longo/Survival International      by Gabriella Rutherford, Survival International / Intercontinental Cry The dense Messok Dja rainforest has been home to … Continue reading The Baka Peoples Don’t Want To Be Sacrificed for Conservation

“Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

Featured image: Many tribes, like some Chenchu, have already been evicted after their lands were turned into tiger reserves. Now millions more face eviction. © Survival International      by Survival International India’s Supreme Court has ordered the eviction of up to 8 million tribal and other forest-dwelling people, in what campaigners have described as “an … Continue reading “Disaster” As Indian Supreme Court Orders Eviction of “8 million” Tribespeople

Capitalism is Killing the World’s Wildlife Populations, not ‘Humanity’

Featured image: Simon Eeman / shutterstock      by Anna Pigott, Swansea University / The Conversation The latest Living Planet report from the WWF makes for grim reading: a 60% decline in wild animal populations since 1970, collapsing ecosystems, and a distinct possibility that the human species will not be far behind. The report repeatedly stresses … Continue reading Capitalism is Killing the World’s Wildlife Populations, not ‘Humanity’

Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Featured image: The Baka are better at looking after their environment than anyone else. © Selcen Kucukustel/Atlas      by Survival International Four Baka – two women and two men – were beaten up by eco-guards in the Republic of Congo last week. The Baka had just returned to their village, after spending the day in the … Continue reading Congo Republic: Baka “Pygmies” Beaten and Arrested

Conservation Giants Implicated in Public Health Crises Among “Pygmies”

Featured image: A recent epidemic in the Republic of Congo is said to have been aggravated by the loss of indigenous peoples’ resources due to conservation and logging projects. © C. Fornellino Romero/Survival International      by Survival International A Congolese organization has recently raised concerns that conservation contributed to the deaths of several dozen children, mostly … Continue reading Conservation Giants Implicated in Public Health Crises Among “Pygmies”

New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse Funded by Big Conservation Organizations

Featured image: World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been working in the Congo Basin for decades – supporting squads who have committed violent abuse against tribal people. © WWF      by Survival International A new Survival International report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World … Continue reading New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse Funded by Big Conservation Organizations