Guest Post by Survival International: “If the indigenous people haven’t given their consent, then WWF has no business being there”

For decades, alarm bells have been ringing over the human rights abuses that WWF is contributing to in the Congo Basin. In its attempt to defend itself (14 October), WWF shows that it is still deaf to these concerns, and prepared to mislead the public.

Wildlife Conservation Society partners with loggers in the Republic of Congo. Indigenous Bayaka dispossessed

In 1993, the Wildlife Conservation Society convinced the government of the Republic of Congo to create the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park. It covers an area of 4,238.7 square kilometres. The park was set up without the consent of the indigenous Bayaka people, who lost a large part of their ancestral forests…