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News World Wildlife Fund’s Secret War

  1. Mar 15, 2019 #1

    BWV

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    WWF Funds Guards Who Have Tortured And Killed People https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tomwarren/wwf-world-wide-fund-nature-parks-torture-death
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2019 at 11:15 AM #2

    jedishrfu

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    This is a sad commentary on our times. We want to protect our native species but in order to do that we must balance our desires with those of indigenous peoples whose very livelihood depends on these animals.

    Our solution infused with money from wealthy nations creates a state of oppression where people are branded as poachers and are punished tortured and killed and others get rewarded for it all in the name of money and not conservation.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2019 at 11:21 AM #3

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  5. Mar 16, 2019 at 12:25 PM #4

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    Link provided by @BWV

    https://www.theguardian.com/global-...ho-allegedly-tortured-killed-scores-of-people
     
  6. Mar 16, 2019 at 6:54 PM #5

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    Despite WWF’s claims, UK charity Survival International documents in the link above that the organization was well aware of the and human rights violations committed against the Baka people in Cameroon. WWF embraces the model of creating large wildlife preserves by forcibly evicting indigenous people who have lived off the land for millennia. If you read the comments at the end of the OP link, there is predominantly support for the WWF expressed - the opinion being that preserving these species is worth killing innocent humans over. The same sort of ‘green colonialist’ mentality can be seen with organizations such as Greenpeace which has long opposed the introduction of genetically modified crops in Africa, most notoriously Golden Rice which is modified to supply vitamin A which large poplulations suffer a deficiency from with resultant blindness. This thread got blocked a couple of times by the OPs who understandably thought it too incredible, but the reality is worse - it’s true and been known for year and no one really cares
     
  7. Mar 16, 2019 at 7:39 PM #6

    jedishrfu

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    I want to thank you for bringing it to our attention. Yes it sounds incredible and we were concerned that it was. This as the first time I’ve heard of this issue although I know that conservation efforts often do bump up against indigenous cultures and with money available bad things will happen.

    However, please be aware that we are a neutral science forum not a public place for social and political discussion. You need to realize that we must navigate these waters carefully in order to remain a neutral site where students can come to learn about science, technology and math

    We don’t want to make the mistake of the major new organizations who promoted the tecent story of the Indian activist vs the highschooler which as largely based on a single incendiary video which failed to show the bigger picture.
     
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