Posted on 23 July 2019
This Statement of Objectives and the Terms of Reference govern the ongoing work of the Independent Panel of Experts established by the International Board of WWF to respond to the recent allegations raised in the media regarding human rights violations in the context of WWF’s conservation work.
As a global leader in conservation, partnering with local communities and indigenous people is at the heart of WWF’s mission to create a future where both people and nature thrive. Human rights abuses are unacceptable and can never be justified in the name of conservation. WWF takes the allegations seriously and is committed to the full exploration of the issues that have been raised. The Independent Review is assessing and evaluating the strength of the allegations, including WWF’s measures to prevent any inappropriate conduct of the type raised in the allegations and the suitability and appropriateness of WWF‘s broader policies, procedures, and assurances and risk management processes in the context of the allegations.