Germany Has Frozen Funding For Wildlife Charity WWF Amid Ongoing Human Rights Investigations
The country’s taxpayers have sent the global mega-charity tens of millions of euros — but the government has now frozen funds after BuzzFeed News exposed how anti-poaching guards backed by WWF have tortured, raped, and killed people.
WWF Is Investigating Two More Alleged Murders At A Park Where Rangers Are Accused Of Rape And Torture
The World Wide Fund for Nature is investigating an alleged double murder at a park it manages where rangers have already been accused of gang rape and torture. The global mega-charity said it is “deeply concerned for those affected by alleged abuse.”
Leaked Report: WWF-Backed Guards Raped Pregnant Women And Tortured Villagers At A Wildlife Park Funded By The US Government
Anti-poaching guards backed by the World Wide Fund for Nature have gang-raped women and tortured villagers by tying their penises with fishing lines, according to the charity’s own investigators. WWF told its partners to treat the findings in a “non-public fashion.”
Boris Johnson Held A Secretive Dinner At A Restaurant Owned By Donors Accused Of Money Laundering
The favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister ate at an Italian joint owned by Lycamobile — former donors who stand accused of money laundering.
Lawmakers Demand Internal Documents From WWF In Human Rights Probe Following BuzzFeed News Investigation
“Questions remain regarding the extent to which WWF was aware that entities it funded and equipped may have committed a wide range of human rights abuses."
Lawmakers Expand Inquiry Into Whether The US Funds Anti-Poaching Forces Accused Of Human Rights Abuses
In the wake of BuzzFeed News revelations that the World Wide Fund for Nature supports forces that have tortured and killed people, a congressional committee is investigating whether US government funding played a role.
Police Raided A Bank After Secret Files Revealed Slush Funds Linked To The Kremlin, Organized Crime, And ISIS
The FBME Bank in Cyprus was raided by police on suspicion of money laundering. A BuzzFeed News investigation from last winter revealed a farcical scramble inside FBME to conceal incriminating information — while some of the planet's most prestigious accountants and lawyers used their powers to keep the bank in business.
Lawmakers Seek Review Of Whether US Funds Anti-Poaching Forces Accused of Human Rights Abuses
“The United States must not be party to violations of basic human rights,” a bipartisan committee wrote, citing a BuzzFeed News investigation.
WWF Must Overhaul Its Human Rights Policies, A German Investigation Has Found
WWF Germany has been warned of human rights failings by an independent investigation launched after BuzzFeed News exposed how anti-poaching forces funded by the global charity have tortured and killed people.
WWF Has Hired A Former Top UN Human Rights Official To Oversee Investigation Into Abuses Exposed By BuzzFeed News
The appointment comes amid mounting criticism from indigenous rights groups of the charity’s response to evidence that anti-poaching forces it funds have tortured and killed people.
Britain’s Charity Regulator Is Formally Investigating WWF Over Alleged Human Rights Abuses
The UK Charity Commission has launched an investigation after BuzzFeed News exposed evidence that anti-poaching guards backed by the World Wide Fund for Nature have tortured and killed people.
Susan Sarandon Is Demanding An "In-Depth" Investigation Into The Allegations Against WWF
The actor is a longtime campaigner and fundraiser for the charity, having fronted its campaigns and donated memorabilia for a WWF auction.
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation: WWF Must Fully Investigate “Extremely Concerning” Human Rights Allegations
The actor shared his 2016 Golden Globe with “indigenous communities around the world” – but he is a prominent public backer and board member of the international mega-charity implicated in human rights abuses.
Britain’s Charity Regulator Will Grill WWF Over “Appalling Atrocities”
“The appalling atrocities and human rights abuses that have been alleged here are at odds with everything we associate with charity.”
WWF Says Indigenous People Want This Park. An Internal Report Says Some Fear Forest Ranger “Repression.”
The World Wide Fund for Nature claimed indigenous people supported a new national park in a filing to European Union funders — but concerns that the development would drive locals off their land and subject them to mistreatment by forest rangers are omitted from the document, obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Senior US Lawmakers Are Calling For An Urgent Review Of WWF Funding Following A BuzzFeed News Investigation
“These are shocking reports which, if true, should trigger an immediate and thorough review of these programs.”
A Leaked Report Shows WWF Was Warned Years Ago Of “Frightening” Abuses
The wildlife charity said it would investigate evidence of violence against indigenous people uncovered by BuzzFeed News. But internal documents reveal WWF had already commissioned an investigation that warned of human rights abuses in 2015.
Celebrity Explorer Ben Fogle Has Suspended His Role As WWF Ambassador Following A BuzzFeed News Investigation
“In light of the very serious human rights allegations made against WWF I have suspended my ambassadorial role with immediate effect.”
UK Parliament Members Are Calling For An Investigation Into Government Funding Of WWF
"Taxpayers and donors to WWF need to know that their money is not being misspent and supporting appalling human rights abuses.”