U.S. taxpayer money is funding human rights abuses. You can help us stop it.


Please email Representatives in the U.S. today.
Dear friend,



A few months ago, BuzzFeed News exposed a huge scandal – WWF-funded rangers have been abusing, torturing and murdering indigenous peoples in the name of conservation.

This is a huge development in our campaign to force the WWF to stop violating indigenous peoples’ rights in the name of nature. Now we need your help to keep the pressure up.
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We’re campaigning against the creation of Messok Dja park in the Congo basin, which is being created without the consent of the rightful owners of the land, the Baka people. The Baka face horrific abuse at the hands of rangers funded by the WWF with your taxpayer dollars!

The investigation could help stop taxpayer money from funding projects like Messok Dja. This will help pressure WWF and other big conservation organizations to stop violating indigenous peoples’ rights.

You can help us #StopMessokDja by writing to the committee’s leaders, Representatives Grijalva and Bishop, to let them know you support the investigation and the withdrawal of U.S. funds!

Please take two minutes to email them today, and as always, thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Daniel Lavelle, U.S. Director

P.S. If our location data is off and you're not based in the U.S., please check out our campaign page for more information about the Baka and how you can help.
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Subject: Please help stop the violation of indigenous rights


Dear Representatives Grijalva and Bishop,

I am writing to express my great concern that the U.S. is funding human rights violations of indigenous peoples in the name of conservation.

I support the House Committee on Natural Resources in their launch of an investigation into the government’s ties to human rights abuses in the name of conservation, including the creation of Messok Dja park in the Congo Basin, where the Baka people are being tortured, abused, and murdered at the hands of WWF-funded rangers.

As a U.S. taxpayer, I am outraged that my money could be used to steal indigenous peoples’ land and violate their human rights.

I stand with Survival International in their campaign to #StopMessokDja and urge you to do the same.

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