- Location: Established in Los Angeles, California, with 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 works with African elephants and Asian elephants, and rhinos, amongst other animals. The projects and the activities that they support impact many other species, such as lions, leopards, chimpanzees, and pangolins.
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.
Also, 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 to re-position elephant and wildlife exploitation in the public’s mind. And also pressure consumers of ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife products.
At the beginning of 2013, EAL was the first organization to discuss 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 other international organizations. They take positions, make recommendations, and engages the media.
See Related: Environmental Organization in Africa
Elephant Action League has 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, Dr. Lucy King (Save the Elephants) working on Human-Elephant Conflict mitigation projects based on beehives.
See Related: PXDWildlife
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. Also, discovering the link between the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab and the ivory trade in Kenya.
The Elephant Action League has kindly provided descriptions and images.
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How to help
You can help support the different projects that Elephant Action League works on by donating directly to them via Paypal.