Friday, 8 January 2010

Wetlands denies link with WWF

KUALA LUMPUR: Wetlands International is not funded by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to participate in anti-palm oil campaigns, said the head of Wetlands International Malaysia, Alvin Lopez.

He said this in reference to the report titled "Credibility of green groups questioned" which appeared in the New Straits Times on Dec 31 last year.

"The article alleges that Wetlands International receives funding from WWF to fund anti-palm oil campaigns.

"Wetlands International does not conduct 'anti-palm oil' campaigns and we're not financially supported by WWF."

Lopez added that Wetlands International is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.