Wow – this is really nice of them.
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How much of this money is going to local organizations that are really working hard at ground level and not sitting in ivory tower all around the world??
I wish to point out some facts and would like to have your views and comments.
How much do WWF presidents make?
And, how much of $1.00 (what percentage) goes to administrative costs?
Where can this information be publicly viewed?
This is supposed to be a charity, what is known as a 3rd sector industry, salaries in this sector are NOT supposed to be competitive with industry that makes profit. You have to question the intellect of anyone who defends this scandalous misuse of monies. Lower wage more appropriate industry specific pay would not preclude quality capable people working for quality charitable organizations. Defending such a salary can only be the action of peoples that unfortunately do not understand the simple principle of a charity. The scale of salary may be reflective of the scale of how dubious the word charity is applicable to the WWF. A lower paid executive who is motivated by saving animal is logically going to care more and accomplish a much better job than a person attracted by such a high salary. This would be for many many reasons but mostly for there ability to empathize with their front line staff who are generally the most integral people to the success of any organization. WWF appears to be testament to clever marketing can generate money and unfortunately corruption easily exists in conservation
LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THE IVORY TOWERS
HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK IS TAKES TO RUN A BUILDING OF THIS SIZE
READ ALL ABOUT THIS – IT WILL MAKE YOU THINK TWICE AND LEAVE QUESTIONS IN YOUR MIND ABOUT ALL THE MILLIONS OF EUROS
Public funds WWF schemes
With 4 million members and efforts in 100 countries, the World Wildlife Fund is the largest and, likely, the best-known environmental nonprofit organization in the world.
The WWF claims to do a great deal of good for endangered species and environmental protection efforts. However, when the Taxpayers Protection Alliance took a closer look at WWF funding, projects and scandals in a report released last week, a very troubling picture emerged.
The organization is a tremendous burden on taxpayers and a dangerous threat to the indigenous people in the areas where the WWF is active. Too often, the WWF does more harm than good to the animals and lands they profess to protect.
A 2011 documentary titled “The Pact with the Panda,” exposed that the WWF was responsible for displacing more than a million native inhabitants in India in an effort to protect the local tiger population. This modern-day “Trail of Tears” is even more outrageous considering that the Indians driven from their lands under the guise of protecting tigers lived alongside the tigers for centuries. Not only did the WWF destroy the lives, culture and society of more than a million people, there are fewer tigers left in these areas now than before the atrocious displacement efforts began.
One reason for the failure of the WWF’s efforts to protect the tigers might have something to do with what they did with the tigers’ habitat after they drove away those pesky human from their homes. The WWF gives tourists who shell out about $10,000 the opportunity to pile in one of 155 jeeps and chase the few tigers that remain around their preserves for eight hours a day. This may be terrible for the tigers, but it’s big business for the WWF, which seems all too happy with the millions of dollars brought in through this ecotourism scheme.
This troubling instance of the WWF forcing people to uproot from their homes in India is not even the most despicable example of forced migration by organization in recent years. In Nov. 2011, Prince Charles, who serves as president of WWF UK, visited Tanzania to present five local leaders with “Living Planet” awards for their work. According to an article in the London newspaper The Telegraph, “Shortly before the Prince’s arrival, it was revealed that thousands of villagers had been evicted from the forest, their huts in the paddy fields torched and their coconut palms felled. This was carried out by the Tanzanian government’s Forestry and Beekeeping Division, with which the WWF has been working.”
Besides driving poor native populations from their land and destroying their homes, the WWF also keeps busy ensuring these people remain poor.
WWF led a lobbying effort to impose trade restrictions on Indonesian pulp, paper and palm oil products, ostensibly to protect the forests of Indonesia. In reality, the WWF was serving as a front group for North American, European and Australian competitors who produce the same products as the Indonesian companies, but were being threatened by the lower price of the Indonesian goods. The area of Indonesia responsible for producing these products is one of the poorest places in the world. Workers in the region were given the opportunity to make a decent living and provide for their families, only to see it taken away because the WWF worked in cahoots with developed nations to kill their jobs
In Dec. 2011, allegations of “inappropriate expense reporting” were reported in the WWF’s Tanzanian office. The WWF commissioned Ernst & Young to conduct an independent investigation to get to the bottom of the accusations.
The audit found that more than $400,000 was “misappropriated by the WWF local staff who forged hotel [and] taxi receipts,” according to the Daily News, a newspaper in Tanzania.
This widespread fraud related to the WWF’s efforts in Tanzania resulted in the termination of eight employees and the resignation of six others.
It is a misfortune when a nonprofit organization has its money stolen by disreputable workers. It is an outrage when most of the money stolen came at the expense of taxpayers. According to the audit, on top of the $400,000+ pilfered by corrupt WWF workers, five more WWF employees in Tanzania stole money from a USAID-funded project.
In total, taxpayers were out hundreds of thousands of dollars because bureaucrats and elected officials were careless enough to shower the WWF with tax dollars, despite the organization’s troubling track record.
A few hundred grand is, unfortunately, chump change compared to the tens of millions of dollars the federal government regularly hands out to the WWF. Since 2000, the WWF snatched up $97 million in federal grants and other handouts funded by tax dollars, according to the Taxpayers Protection Alliance’s tally.
A lot of those tax dollars go straight in the pockets of the WWF’s well-compensated employees. Carter Roberts, WWF’s president, pocketed a $425,000 salary in 2009. The chief operating officer of the World Wildlife Fund, Marcia Marsh, earns over $300,000 in salary and benefits. “In fact, in 2009, no fewer than 18 U.S.-based WWF employees raked in more than $200,000 in salary and benefits,” according to the government watchdog group responsible for the reports.
Perhaps most shocking for taxpayers is the fact that the WWF currently has $238.1 million in the bank. That means that taxpayers are forced to pour millions of dollars each year into an organization sitting on nearly a quarter of a billion dollars. The WWF is extraordinarily rich and certainly does not need an annual bailout courtesy of American taxpayers to keep its lights on.
The idea that tax dollars would go to support a rich international nonprofit might not raise red flags at first blush, but a closer look is enough to infuriate any hardworking taxpayer. It is simply unthinkable that, with the government $16 trillion in debt and tens of millions of Americans out of work, federal lawmakers and bureaucrats find it acceptable to hand out tax dollars to an organization that forces people from their homes, prevents some of the poorest workers in the world from earning a decent living, harms the endangered animals it claims to help and has proven irresponsible with money.
Congress should immediately stop wasting Americans’ money subsidizing the WWF.
PS – I HAVE PERSONALLY ATTENDED A FUNCTION IN THE PAST – THE BEST FUNCTION I HAD EVER BEEN TO – THE FOOD WAS 5 STAR – THE WINE THE BEST IN THE WORLD – MORE THAT 400 GUEST AND THE STRANGEST THING IS – I DID NOT PAY A CENT AND WHO ACTUALLY PAID FOR THIS ???
AFTER THE EVENT I RETURNED BACK TO MY HOTEL ROOM – THOUGHT ABOUT THE EVENT AGAIN AND REALIZING I HAD LEARNED NOTHING NEW.
THINK ABOUT WHAT I AM SAYING BELOW
I wish to bring to attentions this fact – In the video you will hear the speaker talk about how successful it is to color dye the horns
I have asked this question many time to organizations to please show me the medical clearance endorsements that this product is actually good for Rhinos – I was blocked off their Facebook. It takes years to get this or any kind of product, medication approved – who has approved this is still my question.
THINK ABOUT THIS AND THINK LIKE A CRIMINAL
If you planning to rob a bank and the day set out to rob the bank the banker robber will hype himself up and when he walks into the bank he has one mission on his mind and nothing will stop him – he runs up to the first bank teller and put a gun against her head and demands she opens her cash box only to find no money, so what does he do next – goes to teller number two and so on and so on until he finds the teller with the cash.
Poachers are paid mostly a small deposit by the syndicates – a member of the syndicate then basically sit near to the village keeping a watchful eye on the poachers family – should he not come back with the horn – the syndicates will do what most criminals syndicates do to people. The poacher has to come back with a horn and not a dyed one. The poacher will continue killing Rhinos with the hope to find one that is not dyed. The only way to save a Rhino is to keep him alive with out a horn – what is better a rhino without horn or a dead one with no horn – with no horn the criminals will continue to do what they do – Support our vision and see Rhinos alive.