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Leaked report reveals WWF knew about “Pygmy” abuse

Leaked report reveals WWF knew about “Pygmy” abuse

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 existed. It reveals: – WWF knew that the Baka had not been consulted over the national parks which have taken over their land. However, the organization has since maintained publicly that there was “a high level of … community consent.” […]

WWF partners with logging company destroying “Pygmy” land

WWF partners with logging company destroying “Pygmy” land

Press Release A French logging company and official partner of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is deforesting a huge area ofrainforest in southeast Cameroon without the consent of local Baka “Pygmies” who have lived there and managed the land for generations, Survival International has learned. Rougier is described as an “integrated forest & trade company” and a large “forest operator” in […]

Revealed: “Pygmy” children paid in glue and alcohol

Revealed: “Pygmy” children paid in glue and alcohol

Tribal children in the African rainforests have been paid in glue to sniff, and alcohol, in return for menial work, a new Survival International report has revealed. The report found instances of market traders in the Republic of Congo plying children from the Bayaka tribe with glue in 2013, in exchange for cleaning out latrines. In […]

Baka ‘Pygmies’ report more abuse despite WWF assurances

Baka ‘Pygmies’ report more abuse despite WWF assurances

In shocking new video testimonies, Baka "Pygmies" in southeast Cameroon have reported ongoing abuse and torture at the hands of wildlife officers funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF has helped to create a new protected area without the consent of the Baka or their neighbors. Baka living to the south of the reserve spoke out following […]

Tribespeople call on WWF to stop funding abuse for ’conservation’

Tribespeople call on WWF to stop funding abuse for ’conservation’

A group of Baka "Pygmies" and their neighbors in southeast Cameroon have sent an impassioned plea to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), urging the conservation giant to stop funding anti-poaching squads that are responsible for a long history of persecution against the Baka. One letter by a village elder reads, "When WWF started […]

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