Pandas versus people?
In the current issue of World Watch Magazine, Mac Chapin throws down the gauntlet to the biggest of the bigs in the conservation world — The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, and the World Wildlife Fund. This piece is bound to stir up a heated debate about conservation organizations taking private sector and government funding and about how they are using it. The abstract reads:
As corporate and government money flow into the big three international organizations that dominate the world’s conservation agenda, their programs have been marked by growing conflicts of interest–and by a disturbing neglect of the indigenous people whose land they are in the business to protect.