Wildlife Crime Whistleblowers: Exclusive Interview with WildLeaks Founder Andrea Crosta

On February 7, 2014, Andrea Crosta announced the launch of WildLeaks, a non-profit collaborative project that allows for the secure and confidential receipt and assessment of information and tips related to wildlife and forest crimes. This new high-tech ally in the fight against poaching and wildlife crime has generated considerable media buzz, and WildLeaks has […]

WildLeaks, a very successful launch

Two weeks after its launch, WildLeaks, the first secure platform for wildlife and forest crime whistleblowers, is receiving dozens of leaks, tips and information from all over the world. www.wildleaks.org WildLeaks, Fighting Back. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/wildleaks-animal-crime_n_4816038.html http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0218-hance-wildleaks.html http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/02/wildleaks/

WildLeaks – the first, secure, online whistleblower platform dedicated to Wildlife Crime – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: info@wildleaks.org www.wildleaks.org   WildLeaks – the first, secure, online whistleblower platform dedicated to Wildlife Crime   A group of organizations headed by the California based Elephant Action League and focused on fighting wildlife and forest crime has launched the first state-of-the-art secure platform to submit tips and information Los Angeles and London, […]

Break the Link Between Terrorist Funding and Poaching

BREAK THE LINK BETWEEN TERRORIST FUNDING AND POACHING The Washington Post, 1st February By Johan Bergenas and Monica Medina Johan Bergenas is deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that studies peace and security challenges around the world. Monica Medina is a former special assistant […]

Remembering Dian Fossey

Wildlife Protection Heroes Google marks today with a doodle on its homepage Dian Fossey’s 82nd birthday.  The American zoologist was murdered by poachers Rwanda in 1985. Through her work – as well as her book, Gorillas in the Mist and the movie that was based on it – Fossey brought much-needed attention to the poaching problem […]

Ivory Crush Campaign launched in Italy by the Elephant Action League

Press Release The U.S. based Elephant Action League launched a campaign to destroy the ivory stockpile in Italy (for the Italian version click here) Rome, 8 January 2014 – The Elephant Action League (EAL) has launched the campaign ITALIA CRUSH IVORY and is asking the Italian government to officially disclose the quantity of its ivory stockpile, […]

EAL & PAMS fighting poaching in Tanzania, First Results

In partnership with PAMS Foundation (www.pamsfoundation.org), the Elephant Action League is supporting an anti-poaching program in Ruaha, Tanzania’s largest National Park, which forms the heart of a unique and large ecosystem, with over 4 million hectares of protected areas. With the growth in the illicit ivory trade, the Ruaha elephant population is becoming increasingly targeted. The Project’s main objectives are: • providing advanced […]

New study and analysis on ivory, terrorism & the LRA

Out Of Garamba, intO uGanda. Poaching and trade of ivory in Garamba National Park and LRA-affected areas in Congo. By Kristof Titeca Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp ABSTRACT Ivory poaching and trading in central and eastern Africa has recently received a lot of attention. On the one hand, there have […]

The Ivory Trade Has Gone Industrial

So far, official data says 90 elephants have died in Zimbabwe from cyanide used to poison salt licks at watering holes. The actual death toll could be as high as 100. This is among the worst ecological disasters ever seen in Zimbabwe.  The list of those responsible is long, longer than you might think: poachers, traffickers, […]

Elephant Action League’s director interviewed on Ivory & Terrorism

EAL’s director Andrea Crosta to AFP, France24 News and Fox News: “The ivory trade, legal or illegal, supplies funds to criminals and terrorists who kill people. We’re asking the international community to start considering all the ivory and rhino horn trade’s stakeholders, ivory consumers, ivory shops and even governments, de-facto accessories to manslaughter, human exploitation […]

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