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EAL & other 40 NGOs urge EU to suspend raw ivory export

Elephant Action League and other 40 international non-governmental organizations sign letter to the European Union urging to suspend any export of raw ivory and to support a common EU position to this effect at the April 10th Committee meeting on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora. March 23, 2015 European Union Ministers in charge of CITES, […]

WildLeaks releases two leaks on illegal logging on International Forest Day

WildLeaks release two (sanitized) leaks on illegal logging to celebrate International Forest Day: Malawi and Siberia. If you have additional information or you think you can help, please get in touch with us.   Malawi: illegal timber cutting of Mulanje Cedar (Widdringtonia whytei) – original message Mulanje Cedar (Widdringtonia whytei) is an endemic species and […]

Two ivory seizures reported today, in Uganda and Vietnam!

Two ivory seizures reported today, in Uganda and Vietnam! In both cases through the United Arab Emirates. Ugandan authorities have intercepted a Singapore-bound shipment of ivory hidden in metallic drums and labelled as shea butter. Fifty “pieces” of ivory have been discovered in the drums so far. The load had been booked on a cargo […]

On World Pangolin Day, WildLeaks partners with the Tikki Hywood Trust in Zimbabwe

PRESS RELEASE – February 21st, 2015 On World Pangolin Day, WildLeaks launches a partnership with the Tikki Hywood Trust in Zimbabwe, to strengthen the fight against the poaching and trafficking of pangolins, the world’s most poached mammal. WildLeaks, the world’s first wildlife crime whistleblower initiative, and the Elephant Action League, the California-based organization that runs WildLeaks, […]

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 […]

If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People – the second poster of the campaign

Please support our new awareness campaign to save elephants! Elephant Action League (EAL) Releases the Second Poster for the Launch of the 2015 Global Campaign to Address Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking (‪#‎YouBuyIvoryYouKillPeople‬) The EAL’s campaign is the most effective approach we have to engage ivory consumers and pressure China to close down the domestic […]

WildLeaks turns one year old!

WildLeaks, the world’s first wildlife crime whistleblower initiative turns one year old! Celebrate with us and please support this important project! The project is now entering an expanded phase of operation and is extending its outreach to every corner of the globe. In this, it invites participation from around the world to help fighting wildlife […]

Elephant Action League Launches 2015 Global Campaign to Address Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People. Elephant Action League Launches 2015 Global Campaign to Address Human Toll of Ivory Trafficking                                                            Los Angeles, January […]

EAL’s campaign on the Human Toll of the Ivory Trade – the Posters

If You Buy Ivory, You Kill People Elephant Action League Launches 2015 Global Campaign to Address the Human Toll of the Ivory Trafficking #YouBuyIvoryYouKillPeople #HumanTollIvoryTrade  English, Chinese and French versions below here. Photo credits: Kate Brooks  @katebrooksphoto

The Ivory Trade Kills People Too

By Andrea Crosta, Founder of Elephant Action League and WildLeaks, and Aaron Hall, advisor to Elephant Action League/WildLeaks Al Jazeera If you buy ivory, you kill people.   Twitter: #YouBuyIvoryYouKillPeople This is the new reality in an illicit trade responsible for large-scale human exploitation, government corruption, and the funding of rebel movements, terrorists, and criminal […]