Well, the date of the statement is still the same and WWF did take on board comments to rework that final sentence. However, let's take a look at the rest of it. "WWF does not have a corporate partnership with SeaWorld" - SeaWorld still maintains it does. SeaWorld specifically states on its website that it partners with WWF. And WWF does sort of acknowledge this because it follows its assertion with another of its strategically placed 'buts'.
WWF says that donations are still given to its US branch by SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. It then tries to separate the Fund from SeaWorld. They might as well be saying, "See, we aren't doing anything wrong because SeaWorld's Fund isn't really SeaWorld and therefore, we haven't done anything wrong!"
Not quite. Apart from the fact 'SeaWorld' is in the Fund's name, on the "Who We Are" page of the Fund's website, it says that it is comprised of "The over 2,000 people that care for the animals at SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens parks...". In other words, SeaWorld employees. Furthermore, on the FAQ page, it confirms that some of its funds are indeed provided by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, which is in the business of making money from its assets, (the living, breathing ones). The Fund proudly lists WWF on the same page as one of its monetary recipients.
WWF makes a point of noting the year it started receiving the annual donations from the Fund - 1987. This is impressive as the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund wasn't launched until 2003. WWF then ends this statement with more deflection, this time to lots of different countries, away from the suffering animals, (presumably that's why WWF have bracketed the "United States" bit?).
Only time will tell whether WWF will change its statement again. One thing is certain: WWF responds to public pressure. The global conservation charity has reacted several times already to the negative publicity it has received because of its partnership with SeaWorld. You too can express your concerns over WWF's continuing partnership by contacting its UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other offices.