WWF International accused of ‘selling its soul’ to corporations | Environment | The Guardian

WWF International, the world’s largest conservation group, has been accused of “selling its soul” by forging alliances with powerful businesses which destroy nature and use the WWF brand to “greenwash” their operations.

The allegations are made in an explosive book previously barred from Britain. The Silence of the Pandas became a German bestseller in 2012 but, following a series of injunctions and court cases, it has not been published until now in English. Revised and renamed Pandaleaks, it will be out next week.

Its author, Wilfried Huismann, says the Geneva-based WWF International has received millions of dollars from its links with governments and business. Global corporations such as Coca-Cola, Shell, Monsanto, HSBC, Cargill, BP, Alcoa and Marine Harvest have all benefited from the group’s green image only to carry on their businesses as usual.

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  1. Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
    the Geneva-based WWF International has received millions of dollars from its links with governments and business. Global corporations such as Coca-Cola, Shell, Monsanto, HSBC, Cargill, BP, Alcoa and Marine Harvest have all benefited from the group’s green image only to carry on their businesses as usual.

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  2. It isn’t the first time the WWF has thrown ethics out the window. Many years ago it sold the weapons it had recovered from poachers back to them(or handed them out as freebies, can’t really remember the details) in order to cull the herds of llamas(alpacas or guanaco)roaming Patagonia. Goes back nearly forty years and I think the French journalist got a real going over for exposing it. It’s the reason I stopped supporting the WWF.

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