EARTH LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL IS THE FIRST INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOR EARTH

WE PROTECT WILDLIFE, OCEANS AND FORESTS FIGHTING ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME THROUGH A 3-PILLAR INTEGRATED APPROACH BASED ON INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS, WHISTLEBLOWING AND MEDIA PRODUCTION

 

Earth League International (formerly Elephant Action League) is an innovative non-governmental organization that fights environmental/wildlife crime by merging the worlds of conservation, intelligence, analysis, whistleblowing and media production.

At its core, Earth League International applies professional intelligence expertise to disrupt the proliferation of environmental/wildlife crime around the world. We research and investigate illegal supply chains and target criminal organizations, traffickers, businessmen and corrupt government officials. Intelligence is the knowledge – ideally the foreknowledge – that Earth League International, its partners, and governmental authorities can employ to safeguard wildlife and people, and respond to very concrete threats to the environment.
The intelligence-led approach is needed to integrate the more traditional “reactive” conservation models with a more proactive, impactful, and disruptive approach.

Our team and network of collaborators include professionals who have been working in the intelligence and investigation fields for decades, mostly for top governmental agencies, including the FBI and the CIAEarth League International operates at the nexus of civil society and law enforcement – bridging the resource, knowledge, and priority gaps exhibited by many government and law enforcement agencies around environmental crime.

As with the fight against other global threats, such as terrorism, drug trafficking or organized crime, intelligence should be at the center of our efforts to fight environmental crime. It is, and should be used as, a strategic resource to focus investigation and law enforcement activities, policy changes and funding.

Environmental Crime
ELI in Latin America, collecting intelligence on environmental crime. Photo credit: Richard Ladkani

 

As pioneers in the use of professional intelligence and whistleblowing applied to environmental crime, and with a significant track record, including in media production, we have been working with former FBI and CIA officers, and top professionals from other fields, including conservation, media, technology and investigative journalism, to create the First Intelligence Agency for Earth, a unique bold new entity capable of fighting Environmental Crime at the highest possible level, through a 3-Pillar integrated approach.

THE 3 PILLARS

1. INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS: Intelligence-gathering, undercover operations, and analysis

2. WHISTLEBLOWING & THE WILDLEAKS PROJECT: WildLeaks, the world’s first whistleblower initiative dedicated to environmental crime

3. MEDIA & PUBLIC OUTREACH: Public reports, documentaries, TV series, podcasts & graphic novels focused on raising awareness of the impact of environmental crime on the environment and on the people

 

It is this expertise and flexibility that allows us to operate in situations and locations where other NGOs or governmental agencies are unable or unwilling to operate.

 

Ivory burn in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo credit: Earth League International
OUR MISSION
EARTH LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTS WILDLIFE, FORESTS, AND OCEANS THROUGH INTELLIGENCE-GATHERING OPERATIONS, ANALYSIS, WHISTLEBLOWING, MEDIA PRODUCTION AND COOPERATION WITH KEY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.