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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.

Below are WWF's statements relating to the independent review and allegations:
Below are statements by the Independent Panel of Experts relating to the independent review:

The Independent Panel of Experts Renews its Invitation to Submit Information to the WWF Independent Review

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Le Groupe d'experts indépendant renouvelle son invitation à soumettre des informations à l'examen indépendant du WWF

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Panel of Experts of the Independent Review Invites Submissions for the Investigative Stage of its Work

The Independent Panel of Experts appointed for the Independent Review of the allegations concerning WWF invites submissions of information for consideration as part of the Review.

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Le Panel d'experts chargé de l'Examen indépendant, actuellement en phase d’enquête, invite les parties intéressées à soumettre les informations pertinentes.

Le Panel d'experts chargé de mener l’Examen indépendant des récentes allégations concernant le WWF invite les parties intéressées à soumettre les informations pertinentes pour considération lors de la phase d’enquête actuellement en cours.

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