Slowly, it seems, the rest of us are collectively waking up to the idea that an organization as large and as wealthy as the World Wildlife Fund deserves some scrutiny.
This past weekend Christopher Booker’s column in The Telegraph (which kindly cites my book), provides a big-picture analysis. He argues that the WWF has strayed far from its original mandate of saving endangered animals – and that some of its current projects in the developing world are highly controversial.
You can read the whole thing here (backup link).
Ten thousand miles away, a thoughtful opinion piece has also just been published by BeefCentral.com, which describes itself as a “news and market intelligence service dedicated to the Australian beef industry.”
Titled Can producers trust WWF to be accountable?, it was written by Dale Stiller, a spokesperson for those who raise cattle in that country. He points out that while the WWF is in the business of telling other people what to do, this organization is itself “not accountable to anyone.”