Supported projects with partners

All too often, the good intentions of larger NGOs and foreign governments are not accurately targeted when attempting to address an issue such as the illegal wildlife trade. Unfamiliarity with the systems and laws of a foreign country and the customs of the people can result in glaring inefficiencies and missed opportunities for meaningful collaboration.
Looking beyond the logos and well-known acronyms is something that the EAL does very deliberately, when working in the field. 

 

Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC)
EAL has been supporting this highly innovative organization since the very beginning, and our co-founder Mr. Andrea Crosta is a member of the WJC’s supervisory board.
WJC is an independent organization founded in March 2015 by legal, criminal justice and conservation experts in order to expose and disrupt the criminal networks responsible for transnational, organized wildlife crime.
More information can be found here.

WJC and EAL

 

PAST PROJECTS

 

EAL projects with partners - PAMS Foundation

Rangers in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania (credit: PAMS Foundation)

Anti-poaching in Tanzania
In order to step up efforts to combat the elephant poaching onslaught in Tanzania, the PAMS Foundation, in conjunction with Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), trained four rapid response teams of field rangers in 2013-2014, consisting of ten rangers in each team.
This intervention was made possible thanks to the support of Elephant Action League and other donors.
The Project’s main objectives were: • providing advanced training on anti-poaching • establishing an informer network in communities adjacent to the National Park for the gathering and analysis of intelligence information needed for enabling effective preventive and reactive actions against poacher networks • providing incentives for exemplary performance • developing a security plan for the Park.

 

 

 

 

Anti-trafficking and capacity building in Guinea Conakry and Togo, Western Africa
Between 2014 and 2015 Elephant Action League has financially supported some of the anti-trafficking and training activities of WARA in Guinea-Conakry and TALFF in Togo, now both part of the Eagle Network.
Wara had been working for years in Guinea, and realized, as conservation in Central Africa has, that the application of the wildlife law is a key element in protecting species vulnerable to illegal wildlife trade.
In collaboration with the Guinean ministry in charge of wildlife and INTERPOL, and with the help of LAGA and Conservation Justice, GALF helped bring forth the first operations concerning wildlife crime in Guinea. http://irokoheritage.com/2013/08/26/notorious-guinea-conakry-wildlife-criminal-arrested-at-last/
In August 2015 Ansoumane Doumbouya, the former head of the CITES Management Authority of Guinea, was arrested along with the infamous wildlife trafficker Thierno Barry in Conakry.

 

Gabon - Anti-trafficking - small boxAnti-trafficking in Gabon, Central Africa
Recent studies show that elephants have decreased by 62% across Central Africa in the last 10 years. The analysis confirmed fears that African forest elephants are heading for extinction, possibly within the next decade. Conservation and anti-trafficking activities are not easy in Gabon, a country larger than UK and more than 80% covered by forest.
The Elephant Action League funded the Gabonese NGO Conservation Justice for over two years in 2013 and 2014, with the establishment of an office/antenna in Eastern Gabon, so that Conservation Justice can be present in the whole country, monitoring wildlife crime.
The goal of this project is to protect elephants and apes through assisting the government of Gabon, increasing their capacity to enforce wildlife law and to produce effective deterrents against the killing of threatened wildlife.
This project brought the first results after only a few months, with the arrest one of the most important ivory traffickers in the country: http://en.gabonews.com/environment/items/ivory-traffiking-kingpin-seized-in-franceville.html

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