16 Apr '12, 7pm

WWF-Spain requests a meeting with Spain’s royal authorities to share concerns about elephant hunt @World_Wildlife

Following widespread criticism of the recent participation of His Majesty King Juan Carlos in an elephant hunt in Botswana, the secretary general of WWF-Spain, Juan Carlos del Olmo, has requested a meeting with the royal authorities to share widespread public concerns and public calls for His Majesty to step down as Honorary President of WWF-Spain. His Majesty has held the honorary presidency, a symbolic position, since his involvement in the founding of the organization (then known as ADENA in Spain) in 1968. He has no direct involvement in the day-to-day operations of WWF in Spain or elsewhere. WWF also reaffirms its commitment to the conservation of wild elephants, a commitment we have held since WWF’s founding 50 years ago. WWF is combating the biggest threats that elephants face in the wild, including poaching and habitat loss. We work with the governments, local comm...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2012/WWFPres...

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