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WWF-Spain removes honorary figure from its governance body

23 July 2012

Members of WWF-Spain have voted today to amend their constitution by removing the position of honorary president of the organisation. 94% of voters decided that this position should be made redundant.

The meeting followed controversy surfacing in April 2012 over King Juan Carlos hunting elephants during a trip to Botswana. WWF-Spain requested a meeting to convey its profound discomfort and concern and that of many other members and citizens over this controversy. Although not illegal, the hunting was widely viewed as incompatible with the King’s position at the head of WWF-Spain.

The full story is on our International site here.

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