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Germany freezes funding to WWF following human rights abuse in Congo

Germany freezes funding to WWF following human rights abuse in Congo

The German government has frozen funding to WWF following a series of investigations by Buzzfeed revealing that the charity funds, equips, and works directly with forces that have tortured, raped and killed people. WWF has repeatedly suppressed accusations of violence and abuse. Earlier this month, BuzzFeed revealed that WWF had kept evidence of gang rape […]

UK’s Charity Commission launches investigation into WWF

UK’s Charity Commission launches investigation into WWF

Britain’s charity regulator has launched an official investigation into WWF, in a major blow to the embattled organization. The inquiry follows an explosive report by Buzzfeed News that revealed that WWF funds, equips, and works directly with paramilitary forces that have been accused of beating, torturing, sexually assaulting, and murdering scores of people. WWF’s main response to the Buzzfeed exposé has been […]

New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse by Conservation Organizations

New Report Exposes Widespread Abuse by Conservation Organizations

September 25, 2017 A new Survival International report details widespread and systematic human rights abuses in the Congo Basin, by wildlife guards funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and other big conservation organizations. The report documents serious instances of abuse between 1989 and the present day in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and the Central African […]

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 […]

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