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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 […]

2014, a real rhino-slaughtering bonanza in South Africa

With 100 killed every month, South Africa records worst year. Corruption, internal institutional strife and judicial delays in key prosecutions are cited as the main reasons for the unchecked poaching in South Africa. South Africa has desisted from joining the “London Declaration”, an international pledge to take action made in February 2014 by countries directly […]

India, Kaziranga National Park makes public a list of 323 poachers

The Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site and has the largest number of one-horned rhinos. The Park authorities have, for the first time, made public a list of 323 poachers. As explained by Assam chief wildlife warden R.P. Agarwalla, the whole idea of making the list public is to build “social pressure” so […]

Africa, the critical link between resource plunder and poaching

Illegal trade in wildlife is no longer an abstract issue. Organized transnational as well as trans-regional environmental crimes are rapidly rising threats to the environment, to revenues from natural resources, to state security and to global sustainable development. …At stake is the financial loss running into billions of dollars that these environmental crimes cause, the […]