Elephant Action League’s Founder Mr. Andrea Crosta Awarded Prestigious Italian Scanno Prize
Rome, December 15, 2015. The co-founder of the US-based Elephant Action League (EAL), Mr. Andrea Crosta, was awarded Italy’s prestigious Scanno Prize in the beautiful medieval village of Scanno, two hours from Rome.
Mr. Crosta was awarded the prize in the “Values” category for “his investigative work on wildlife crime and for the innovative approach of Elephant Action League, a hybrid non-profit organization that merges the worlds of high-level security, intelligence and conservation in service of wildlife and the people who protect it.” Previous winners in this category include Save the Children, Doctors Without Borders and the Italian branch of UNICEF.
The 2015 Scanno Prize was also awarded to the former Italian Minister of Finance Mr. Fabrizio Saccomanni, the former Italian Minister of Justice Ms. Paola Severino, and to Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, prominent author, poet and professor.
Mr. Andrea Crosta, “is deeply thankful for this prestigious recognition and humbled to be named among such important individuals and organizations. I dedicate this Prize to all the brave people fighting to protect our environment and our planet,” he concluded.