By Allen Douglas
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF, now the World Wide Fund for Nature), was founded in 1961 for one stated purpose: to raise money to drastically expand the operations of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Established in Gland, Switzerland in 1948 on a British Foreign Office-drafted constitution, the IUCN today boasts that it is the largest “professional” international conservation organization – as of 1994 comprising 68 states, 103 governmental agencies, and over 640 non-governmental organizations, “many of global reach.”
Under the cover of “conserving nature,” the WWF-IUCN has in fact dedicated itself to reduce the world’s population, particularly in the developing sector ensure that control of the world’s raw materials remains in the hands of a tiny handful of largely British (or Anglo-Dutch) multinationals. These two goals, WWF-IUCN spokesmen have repeatedly stated, require a world government.
The WWF has been headed since its inception in 1961 by Prince Philip, the first head of the most important national-sector branch, the WWF-UK, who recruited Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands to be the first head of the WWF-International. After the Lockheed scandals of the mid-1970s, in which Prince Bernhard was caught taking million-dollar bribes to sell airplanes, Philip replaced Bernhard as head of WWF-I. Philip was later replaced as WWF-UK head by Princess Alexandra, first cousin to the queen.
That the Crown has directly run the WWF from the outset is lawful.
The WWF-IUCN is a spin-off of two of Britain’s leading imperial institutions: the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire (now the Fauna and Flora Preservation Society, FFPS, whose patron is the queen), which laid the groundwork for the game parks throughout Africa; and the Eugenics Society.
The co-founder of both the IUCN and the WWF, Sir Julian Huxley, personally embodied these two currents. He was obsessed with population control, which he called “the problem of our age.” He served on the British government’s Population Investigation Commission between World War I and World War II, was vice president of the Eugenics Society from 1937-44, and was its president when he founded the WWF in 1961. He also served as a vice president of “the Fauna,” as its aristocratic members still fondly call it.
The ideology of both institutions, and of their WWF spawn, dates in its modern form from Sir Francis Galton, who coined the term “eugenics,” and his first cousin, Charles Darwin, who in 1859 authored his infamous Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.
Galton aimed to propagate the pseudo-scientific humbug of Darwinism’s “survival of the fittest” in the human arena, and so defined the aims of his “Race Betterment Movement” as: “To create a new and superior race through eugenics,” which would require the human race to be “culled.”
The Darwin-Huxley tribe and its cousins have propagated this doctrine unceasingly over the past century and a half.
What became the WWF took shape in the pre-World War II period in the Political and Economic Planning satellite of a Rhodes-descended Foreign Office think-tank, the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Its “planning” focused on eugenics, raw materials control, and world-government; its two top officials, Max Nicholson and Julian Huxley, later founded both the IUCN and the WWF.
Huxley continued his eugenics fixation after the war as the first head of the U.N. Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
As he said in its founding document, UNESCO: Its Purpose and its Philosophy, 1946:
“Thus even though it is quite true that any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for Unesco to see that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable.”
World government was the answer, Huxley and Nicholson emphasized, and “wildlife conservation” was a pathway to this goal. Huxley said that “the spread of man must take second place to the conservation of other species.”
His co-worker Nicholson, permanent secretary to five postwar British foreign ministers and one of Britain’s most powerful civil servants, said in his 1970 history of the world environmental movement, The Environmental Revolution: A Guide for the New Masters of the World, which he and Huxley had largely founded, that, given the migratory patterns of the world’s birds, “the lesson has been learnt and unreservedly accepted that Ducks Unlimited means Sovereignty Superseded. There are many subjects besides ducks where the same lesson applies, but few where it has been mastered.”
In 1960, as much of Africa was preparing for independence, the 74-year-old Huxley took an arduous three-month tour of Africa, preaching that the newly independent states could not be trusted to “conserve wildlife.”
Under that cover, and with the aim of subverting and destroying independence, Huxley and Nicholson linked up the following year with their royal soulmate Prince Philip.