The World Wide Fund for Nature has been the subject of much controversy since its inception. Now a new English translation of a book by German author Wilfried Huismann, PandaLeaks – The Dark Side of the WWF, presents two years of on-the-ground investigative research, exposing their unethical and hypocritical tactics to a much greater depth than before. The book has been published in spite of a massive campaign of threats and a series of lawsuits from its subject.
The book accuses WWF of cosying up to the very corporations it should be challenging, such as Monsanto, Coca-Cola, Shell, HSBC, Cargill, BP, Alcoa and Maine Harvest. The Author says that “WWF is a willing service provider to the giants of the food and energy sectors, supplying industry with a green, progressive image… On the one hand it protects the forest; on the other it helps corporations lay claim to land not previously in their grasp. WWF helps sell the idea of voluntary resettlement to indigenous peoples,”
Read much more about WWF (and get the book!) at pandaleaks.org