WWF Allows Companies to Destroy Forests, Report Charges
27 July 2011 -

(Environmental Leader) A World Wildlife Fund industry partnership to protect forests is failing in its duties, according to a human rights group.

In Pandering to the Loggers (pdf) a report out yesterday, Global Witness charged that companies are destroying forests and trading in illegally sourced timber while basking in the glow of the WWF’s iconic panda brand. The group said that WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN), which was created to eliminate illegal timber trading, has suffered from systemic failures.

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