New Podcast: Talking Trafficking with ELI and Andrea Crosta

ELI’s Executive Director, Andrea Crosta, discusses ELI’s current investigations, trends in animal trafficking, and the importance of intelligence gathering as it pertains to stopping the illegal wildlife trade ELI’s Executive Director Andrea Crosta was recently featured in a special Spear Talk Podcast episode. Crosta discussed the intelligence trends of the past year which pertained to international traffickers and wildlife […]

Earth League International on the Washington Post with the Vaquita

ELI’s graphic novel about our work on the vaquita and wildlife crime was recently featured in the Washington Post for its innovative role in increasing public awareness regarding wildlife crime: In the spirit of the writing of John Le Carre and comic art of Joe Sacco, ELI’s graphic novels and comics depict the organization’s covert missions, and the actions of […]

ELI to speak at the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) conference

ELI’s Executive Director, Andrea Crosta, presented at the TRANSACT conference alongside leading academic and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the disruption of illicit commerce ETA is the world’s leading advocacy and trade association for the payments industry. At TRANSACT, financial institutions, networks, payments companies, fintech and technology innovators convened to shape and engage in dialogue […]

The Importance of Criminal Convergence in Tackling Environmental Crime

The Trafficking of Jaguar Parts and Shark Fins in the Americas: Applying A Criminal Convergence Framework to Environmental Crime Operation Jaguar and Operation Stella Maris are two of Earth League International’s most important ongoing operations in the Americas and Asia. On the surface, these two operations have different origins, addressing two different issues: Operation Jaguar is […]

ELI at the 2021 Jackson Wild Summit

At the Jackson Wild Summit in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, ELI’s executive director Andrea Crosta had the opportunity to share ELI’s work on the Vaquita and participate in a panel about Re-wilding and endangered species along with other important figures in the field to spark conversation about the current issues that we face. As the planet […]

Vaquita: 6 Arrested in Mexico for Totoaba Trafficking with ELI’s Help

A few high-profile totoaba poachers and traffickers have been arrested in Mexico, including a well known Chinese international trafficker (authorities had released his name as David H.), indicated by Earth League International since 2018 as one of the most important totoaba traffickers and the biggest danger to the vaquita. This person has been included in […]

Cross Creek Pictures to collaborate with ELI to produce documentary and scripted series

Joint Press Release Cross Creek Media to collaborate with Earth League International to produce documentary and scripted series on environmental crime Los Angeles, 29 November 2021 – Cross Creek Media, the production company of The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Earth League International (ELI) announced today a partnership to develop both a non-scripted and scripted […]

Bolivia arrests five top jaguar Chinese traffickers in collaboration with ELI

ELI news release Bolivia arrests five of South America’s top jaguar traffickers as part of 3-year “Operation Jaguar” in collaboration with Earth League International Chinese nationals arrested for trafficking of jaguar fangs and bones from Bolivia to China are now behind bars or out on bail in Bolivia’s capital La Paz Arrests come after an extensive […]

ELI’s director Andrea Crosta at Italian Embassy in D.C. to Protect Oceans

ELI’s executive director Andrea Crosta Joined Italian Embassy in DC and U.S Experts in a Bilateral Collaboration to Protect Oceans and Marine Life  This month, the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C organized a virtual panel that highlighted the collaboration and cooperation between Italy and the United States in their commitment to protect oceans, marine life and habitats.  The event […]

ELI Announces Partnership on Geospatial Analysis with ESRI

ELI Announces New Partnership with ESRI’s Conservation Program   ELI is proud to announce our recent partnership with Esri’s Conservation Program. Esri provides the powerful geospatial analysis software that is coined as the “Science of Where”. Esri’s Conservation program is designed to understand and protect global biodiversity to solve the many and complex issues of the Human footprint, […]

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We protect Wildlife and our Planet with intelligence-gathering operations and by investigating and exposing wildlife criminals worldwide, including poachers, traffickers, businessmen and corrupt government officials. Earth League International (former Elephant Action League) is a hybrid non-profit organization that merges the worlds of intelligence, investigation and conservation in service of wildlife and the people who protect it.