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Wildlife Justice Commission in The Hague Engages the Government of Vietnam

Elephant Action League’s partner Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC), in The Hague, has engaged the government of Vietnam on a large ivory & rhino horn trafficking network The Wildlife Justice Commission has presented the authorities of Viet Nam with a Map of Facts regarding a large organized criminal network trading in endangered wildlife species. This criminal network, based […]

BLENDING IVORY: China’s Old Loopholes, New Hopes – The Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An undercover investigation by the Elephant Action League (EAL) on China’s ivory trade, including rhino horn trade and the role of trophy hunting. Washington, DC, December 30, 2015. EAL publishes today a report on its undercover investigation in mainland China and Hong Kong in an effort to expose the areas where illegal ivory opportunistically enters […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rhinos, Photos of the four Chinese Nationals Sentenced to 20 years

Four Chinese Nationals Arrested in Possession of 11 Rhino Horns Sentenced to 20 years in Prison Mbeya, Tanzania, December 18, 2015. The four Chinese nationals – Song Lei (33), Xiao Shaodan (29), Chen Jianlin (34) and Hu Liang (30) – arrested in Tanzania’s Mbeya Region in November while in possession of 11 rhino horns were […]

Elephant Action League’s Founder Awarded Prestigious Italian Prize

Elephant Action League’s Founder Mr. Andrea Crosta Awarded Prestigious Italian Scanno Prize Rome, December 15, 2015. The co-founder of the US-based Elephant Action League (EAL), Mr. Andrea Crosta, was awarded Italy’s prestigious Scanno Prize in the beautiful medieval village of Scanno, two hours from Rome. Mr. Crosta was awarded the prize in the “Values” category for […]

“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 […]

The “Queen of Ivory” arrested in Tanzania

PRESS RELEASE Breaking News “The Queen of Ivory”, a Chinese national, arrested by a specialized Task Force in Tanzania. To date, she is the most important ivory trafficker ever arrested in the country. Dar-es-Salaam, 8 October 2015 – A specialized wildlife trafficking unit under Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) arrested a […]

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 […]

Al-Shabaab’s Ivory Trade, the Elephant Action League’s Reply

This is a guest-post on the blog Africa in Transition (Council on Foreign Relations) by Andrea Crosta, co-Founder and Executive Director of Elephant Action League (EAL). The Elephant Action League (EAL) is appreciative of this opportunity to justify our findings on al-Shabaab’s involvement in the ivory trade and our decision to not share certain details […]

Kenya extremist group behind 3 tons ivory shipment seized in Thailand

Kenya has released details that implicate the separatist group thought to be responsible for terrorist attacks on the Indian Ocean coast with the 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand last month. Intelligence by the police shows that proceeds from poaching are being used to finance to terrorism and activities of the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC). “Intelligence […]

Undercover Survey: Mombasa Port, a Liability for Africa

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***   Flash Report on the Mombasa Port: a Liability for Kenya and Africa Ivory Trafficking: Undercover Survey at the Mombasa Port Reveals Vulnerabilities, Confirms High Level Corruption, and Highlights National and International Security Issues An undercover survey of the Port of Mombasa by the Elephant Action League & WildLeaks reveals important vulnerabilities […]