The world’s poorest people are being tortured and killed in the name of ‘conservation’.
This month, a Buzzfeed investigation revealed that global conservation charity WWF has been funding paramilitary forces in its fight against ‘poachers’. According to Buzzfeed, these paramilitaries tortured, raped, evicted, beat, enslaved and murdered some of the poorest people in the world on the WWF’s coin. Many of the victims were not even poachers. One girl, murdered by eco-guards while collecting wood with her mother, was just 12 years old. Many others have been forcibly evicted from the lands they have inhabited for countless generations. WWF denies any knowledge of the allegations and says it is investigating them.