“The Devil”, most wanted ivory trafficker in Tanzania, arrested

PRESS RELEASE BREAKING NEWS “Shetani,” Tanzania’s Most Wanted Elephant Poacher and Ivory Trafficker, Arrested by Elite Task Force Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 29, 2015. The law enforcement body responsible for the arrest of the “Queen of Ivory” earlier this month has officially arrested notorious elephant poacher Boniface Matthew Mariango, referred to by law enforcement […]

Pushing Ivory Out of Africa: A Case Study from the Field

A Criminal Intelligence Analysis of Elephant Poaching and Ivory Trafficking in East Africa This case study takes data directly from the field collected by Global Eye and Elephant Action League assets who infiltrated four elephant poaching and ivory trafficking networks in East Africa. What we found is in some respects at odds with the accepted […]

Ranger killed by elephant poachers in Garamba National Park (DR Congo)

#YouBuyIvoryYouKillPeople The NGO African Parks regrets to announce the tragic death of Garamba ranger, Agoyo Mbikoyo, on 25 April in the park. Agoyo was shot by a group of armed poachers a short distance from his patrol unit’s campsite. He managed to return to the campsite but collapsed and died instantly. He was a member […]

WildLeaks joins forces with Finnish Association for Nature Conservation

PRESS RELEASE – February 15th, 2015 (from the original in Finnish) Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC) has joined forces with the WildLeaks initiative, backed by the California-based Elephant Action  League. In this way FANC intends to strengthen the fight against the poaching of large predators in Finland and Scandinavia. WildLeaks provides an online platform where one […]

How to Save the Elephants? Target the traders (and the corrupt government officials!) in the ivory war

Political elites involved There is a growing body of evidence that political elites and government officials in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania are heavily involved in poaching and the smuggling of ivory and rhino horn for gain and to fund political patronage. Insurgency and conflict are part of the problem but so are political corruption, organised […]

Ivory dealer arrested in Gabon with 33 kilos of ivory

He risks just up to 6 months imprisonment, a ridiculous sentence, giving that those tusks are just a tiny fraction of the annual revenue of the trafficker. He was arrested in Libreville by the Intervention Brigade of the Judicial Police, assisted by the NGO Conservation Justice. Gabon is just pretending to care about its elephants. […]

Conservationists are adopting crowdsourcing methods to combat poaching

“No hope to stop wildlife crime without choking the layer of corrupt government officials, politicians, and security officers.” Andrea Crosta, founder of Elephant Action League and WildLeaks. Crosta hopes the project will result in pressure from governments such as the United States or the presidents of these countries to remove corrupt officials from positions of […]

South Africa, bail application revealed intricate details on rhino poaching

South Africa, bail application of a suspected rhino poaching syndicate has revealed intricate details of what goes on behind the slaughter of the animals. The 10 accused are believed to have conducted an intricate operation in which they had a specialized pilot who flew them around game reserves where they killed the protected species. They […]

Mozambique elephants obliterated

A year-long investigation has exposed official complicity in slaughter for the ivory trade. By WildLeaks’s partner the Oxpeckers Centre for Investigative Environmental Journalism. The poaching networks on the ground consist of armed hunters: Mozambicans, Tanzanians and Somalis with high-calibre weapons. They smuggle their illegal proceeds through Mozambican ports, airports and borders, destined mainly for China […]

Mozambique, poachers are killing four to five elephants a day

A national distaster. Poachers are killing four to five elephants a day in Mozambique, or 1,500 to 1,800 a year, according to Carlos Lopes Pereira, of the World Conservation Society. At this rate, within 30 years the elephant will be extinct in the Niassa reserve, just as the rhinoceros has already been driven to extinction […]

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