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Dispatches: Conservation’s Dirty Secrets

Posted by keith on June 21st, 2011


Dispatches reporter Oliver Steeds travels the globe to investigate the conservation movement and its major organisations. Steeds finds that the movement, far from stemming the tide of extinction that’s engulfing the planet, has got some of its conservation priorities wrong.

The film examines the way the big conservation charities are run. It questions why some work with polluting big businesses to raise money and are alienating the very people they would need to stem the loss of species from earth.

Conservation is massively important but few dare to question the movement. Some critics argue that it is in part getting it wrong, and that, as a consequence, some of the flora and fauna it seeks to save are facing oblivion.

Long term it can also be viewed on YouTube via

More information about Conservation International’s activities can be found at

More information about WWF’s capitalist addiction can be found at You can make your own mind up about the motivation of the various businesses.

2 Responses to “Dispatches: Conservation’s Dirty Secrets”

  1. Allen Long Says:

    How can I obtain a transcript of Oliver Steed’s documentary, Conservation’s Dirty Secrets?

  2. keith Says:

    You could try writing to Channel 4.

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