The Intelligence Agency for Earth An Intelligence-led Approach to Environmental Crime

Our Mission

Protect our planet through field investigations, intelligence gathering, research, and knowledge sharing with key stakeholders positioned to take action

As pioneers in the use of professional intelligence applied to environmental crime and crime convergence, for over a decade, Earth League International (ELI) has been at the forefront of utilizing an intelligence-led approach to combat environmental organized crime. With a proven history of success, ELI identifies and investigates, at the highest possible level, the most important environmental criminals and transnational wildlife trafficking networks globally, including their links to Transnational Organized Crime and to other serious crimes.


Intelligence Analysis
The core of our work centers around field investigations, information-gathering, research and analysis, targeting international traffickers and transnational criminal networks involved in environmental crime and other serious crimes (environmental crime convergence)
Our Impact
We take impact tracking seriously, as it ensures that our work is effective, measurable, accessible and long-lasting.

Our Latest Public Reports

Environmental Crime Convergence
Environmental Crime Convergence: Launching an Environmental Crime Convergence Paradigm Through Investigation of Transnational Organized Crime Operations.
Operation STELLA MARIS: Investigating Shark Fin Trafficking Networks in Latin America and East Asia Through the Lens of Environmental Crime Convergence.
The New Yorker - ELI
Earth League International Is The Cover Story In The New Yorker
After nearly a year of work with a reporter embedded in our team, The New Yorker magazine published a long feature article about Earth League International, our work in the field, and how we help law enforcement agencies to go after the most important wildlife and environmental criminals in the world.

Latest News

Follow our latest news focused on wildlife crimes.

Special Project


Watch Us in These Two Documentaries

Watch us on Netflix. An undercover investigation on ivory trafficking in China and Vietnam (Operation Game Over)

'The Ivory Game'

Watch us in this documentary. The fight to save the vaquita against Mexican criminals (Operation Fake Gold)

'Sea of Shadows'

Fight Criminals, Protect the Innocent, Stop Wildlife Crime