Elephant Action League

  • Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
    Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
  • Ruaha National Park, Tanzania - anti-poaching training with PAMS Foundation
    Anti Poaching training with PAMS Foundation, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
  • Lions in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
    Lions in Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.
  • Rare forest elephant in Gabon
    Rare forest elephant in Gabon.
  • Anti-trafficking activities with Conservation Justice
    Anti-trafficking activities with Conservation Justice in Gabon.
  • Italia Crush Ivory campaign
    Italia Crush Ivory campaign.
  • WildLeaks
    WildLeaks.org is an online platform for wildlife crime whistleblowers.
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Elephant Action League

Location: Established in Los Angeles, California, with representatives in New York, the Netherlands, UK and Italy.

Founded: By Andrea Crosta and 3 others in 2012.

Species: With a focus on wildlife crime and wildlife trafficking in Africa and Asia, EAL work with African elephants and Asian elephants and rhinos amongst other animals. The projects and the activities that they support have an impact on many other species such as lions, leopards, chimpanzees and pangolins.

Description: Elephant Action Leagues mission is to fight elephant exploitation and wildlife crime. Guided by their Mission they support and/or launch specific, concrete projects in Africa and Asia, such as anti-trafficking & anti-poaching activities, training for rangers/law enforcement, investigations on wildlife trafficking and human-elephant conflict (HEC) mitigation, all activities that are beneficial to both elephant/wildlife and people.

EAL develops and launches creative, strong global communication campaigns in order to re-position elephant and wildlife exploitation in the public’s mind and to pressure consumers of ivory, rhino horn and other wildlife products. At the beginning of 2013 EAL was the first organization to start a discussion around what is called The Human Toll of the Ivory Trade.

Finally EAL is also active at CITES. As Observers at the CITES meetings, the Elephant Action League reviews the proposals under consideration by the Parties and, often together with other international organizations, takes positions, makes recommendations and engages the media.


Projects

Elephant Action League have partnerships with several organizations/individuals. Among the most important projects they have:

  • In Tanzania Ruaha National Park with PAMS Foundation supporting anti-poaching and anti-trafficking activities, including the training of the TANAPA rangers (Tanzania National Parks).
  • In Gabon with Conservation Justice (EAGLE Network) supporting anti-trafficking activities.
  • In Guinea Conakry with WARA (EAGLE Network) supporting anti-trafficking activities.
  • In Mozambique (Niassa) and Sri Lanka with Dr Lucy King (Save the Elephants) working on Human-Elephant Conflict mitigation projects based on the use of beehives.
  • Communication and awareness: Elephant Action League recently launched ITALIA CRUSH IVORY, a campaign to destroy the ivory stockpile in Italy.

    In February 2014, EAL founded Wildleaks.org in collaboration with other NGOs and individuals. Wildleaks.org is the first, secure online platform for wildlife crime whistleblowers.

    Finally, in collaboration with another organization (Maisha Consulting), the Elephant Action League team undertook the first comprehensive investigation on ivory and terrorism, discovering the link between the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab and the ivory trade in Kenya.

    Descriptions and images have been kindly provided by the Elephant Action League.


    How to help

    You can help support the different projects that Elephant Action League work on by donating directly to them via Paypal.

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