A recent BuzzFeed News investigation reveals that the World Wide Fund (WWF) funds vicious paramilitary forces to fight poaching. The authors write that “In national parks across Asia and Africa, the beloved non-profit with the cuddly panda logo funds, equips, and works directly with paramilitary forces that have been accused of beating, torturing, sexually assaulting, and murdering scores of people”. Read the report here and a REDD-Monitor article on this here.
WWF funds guards who have tortured and killed people
WRM Bulletin 242 11 March 2019
Issues: Conservationism / Conservationist NGOs
Countries: Africa (general) / Asia (general)