The Elephant Action League is a slim and bureaucracy-free project-driven organization.
We consider our financial contributes to the field projects as ‘investments’, and we put a lot of care in using the funds efficiently and in avoiding any waste of money. We are influenced by our business background. We invest in projects, we expect results (‘profits’), we look for growth and we don’t like to throw away money (‘investments’).
Our work is based on concrete projects in the field & communication activities that are carefully chosen, supported and nurtured. We’re interested in supporting field projects and organizations that can grow and possibly work in synergy with other activities.
Being a project-driven organization means developing the internal capabilities needed for project identification, prioritization, implementation, control and integration with the overall strategy and objectives. This is why we are often in the field with the people and the organizations that we support, chasing wildlife traffickers, training rangers, doing investigations or researching on the best human-elephant conflict mitigation tools.
The strategic goals are achieved through the launch and completion of different simultaneous projects/campaigns managed by the people with the most appropriate skills.
WE WORK ON TWO MAIN FRONTS:
1) CONCRETE PROJECTS IN THE FIELD
2) COMMUNICATION & AWARENESS ACTIVITIES
- Wildlife Crime, including anti-poaching & anti-trafficking activities
- Investigations on wildlife trafficking
- Training for rangers and law enforcement
- Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC)
- Elephant intelligence and emotions
COMMUNICATION & AWARENESS are crucial to fulfill our Mission and reach our Objectives. We inform the general public about the extent of elephant and wildlife’s exploitation, the tragedy caused by the ivory trade and the menace of wildlife crime and trafficking. We also produce campaigns to strongly pressure consumers of ivory, rhino horn and other wildlife products. We do so via global communications campaigns, creative grassroots activities and a constructive dialog with our supporters and donors. Here more info on our communication activities.
Cooperation with other organizations
What EAL does NOT want to do is to interfere in any way with the activities of other NGOs or to overlap with the good work already done by several organizations operating locally or internationally. EAL’s wish is to actually partner with the organizations that share our principles and values, support their important work when possible and leverage their precious experience, in order to form a stronger and wider ‘front’, produce a more coherent and powerful global message and possibly launch joint global initiatives.
We believe in a global teamwork and in concerted activities of a cohesive international working group.