WWF Independent review
In March 2019, BuzzFeed News published a series of articles making serious accusations about WWF's conservation work around the world. We have commissioned an independent review to investigate these allegations which focus primarily on allegations of human rights abuse by government eco-guards supported by WWF.
The independent review panel is being led by chair Judge Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights together Professor John Knox, first United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment and Dr Kathy MacKinnon, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and former Lead Biodiversity Specialist of the World Bank. Respect for human rights is key to the success of our work and the outcome of the review will be made public.