EARTH LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL IS THE FIRST INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOR EARTH
OUR MISSION
EARTH LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL PROTECTS WILDLIFE, FORESTS, OCEANS AND BIODIVERSITY THROUGH INTELLIGENCE-GATHERING AND UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS, ANALYSIS, AND COOPERATION WITH KEY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES.

 

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, investigation, research, analysis, and media production.

As pioneers in the use of professional intelligence and whistleblowing applied to environmental crime, and with a significant track record, we have been working with top professionals from various fields, including conservation, intelligence, investigation, analysis, geospatial intelligence, technology and media, to create the First Intelligence Agency for Earth, a unique bold new entity capable of fighting Environmental/Wildlife Crime at the highest possible level.

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 the Convergence with other serious crimes, such as money laundering, human smuggling and drugs. We target transnational criminal organizations, traffickers, investors and corrupt government officials.

Intelligence is the knowledge – ideally the foreknowledge – that leads to the understanding of criminal network systems which is vitally important for our partners, and governmental authorities to identify points of interdiction, to operationally disrupt the criminal systems, and to safeguard people and wildlife.
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 Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence/National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Crime Map – Operation Jaguar

 

Earth League International is a fact-finding organization, it accelerates justice and 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.

During or upon the conclusion of our field operations, ELI prepares Confidential Intelligence Briefs (CIB) to share with relevant governmental and law enforcement agencies at national, regional, and international levels, depending on the nature of intelligence and which agencies are well-positioned to take effective action. The CIB is arguably the most important piece of output from our intelligence and investigative activities. It is the CIB that provides law enforcement authorities the means by which to take immediate action.

 

 

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. ELI produces intelligence as a strategic interactive resource providing opportunity to effect change in governmental policy, investigations and law enforcement activities

Environmental Crime
ELI in Latin America, collecting intelligence on environmental crime. Photo credit: Terra Mater Factual Studios

 

Our 3-Pillar integrated approach:

1. INTELLIGENCE & ANALYSIS: Intelligence-gathering, Undercover Operations, Geo-Spatial Intelligence, Research 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