The Project

WildLeaks is the world’s first whistleblower initiative dedicated to Environmental Crime.

WildLeaks is a not-for-profit collaborative project created, funded and managed by Earth League International – ELI (formerly Elephant Action League). In assessing the information received by WildLeaks, ELI is often helped and supported by a network of experts that includes crime experts, environmental lawyers, legal and criminal justice experts, biologists, journalists, security and technology professionals, and former law enforcement officers. 
WildLeaks is managed directly by a small team within Earth League International, supported by select key advisors. 
WildLeaks also enjoys the collaboration of several partners around the world, including environmental organizations, media and other experienced professionals. The project is always open to new partnership opportunities. We invite organizations and individuals involved in fighting environmental crime, and the media, to contact us if they wish to be partner with WildLeaks.
The Mission of WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information and tips regarding environmental crime, including corruption and other associated crimes, and transform them into concrete actions.
Possible actions include:
a) Begin or continue an investigation with our teams and/or in collaboration with trusted partners
b) Share the information with trusted contacts within selected law enforcement agencies
c) Share the information with media partners
Seized ivory in Kenya. ©Elephant Action League (EAL)

Seized ivory in Kenya. ©Earth League International (ELI)

Our first priority is to facilitate the identification, arrest, and prosecution of criminals, traffickers, businessmen, and corrupt governmental officials behind environmental crime, including the poaching of endangered species, the trafficking of wildlife and forest products, illegal logging and  illegal/unregulated fishing.
Experts on environmental crime, investigative reporters and former law enforcement officers evaluate documents and tips provided to WildLeaks. Each submission is evaluated and validated in a very scrupulous way. In order to assess the information and decide what to do, WildLeaks uses intelligence methodologies, a vast network of contacts, and the latest technologies. 
Unlike other leaks-based websites, such as WikiLeaks, WildLeaks does NOT dump unfiltered data and information onto the web and does NOT pander for media headlines. We instead use the information received to facilitate action in the field by both NGOs and governmental agencies.
Specifically, we review, evaluate, and filter all information received through WildLeaks before releasing any of the data to outside parties. In many instances, the leaks provide us with enough information to begin a field investigation, in which case the data may not be released to the public at all until the investigation is complete. Instead, the information is only shared with applicable law enforcement agencies and other NGOs for immediate action on the ground. Unlike other ‘leaks’ organizations, at WildLeaks, we view non-corrupt, assertive law enforcement agencies as our partners, not our enemies, and work with these agencies to bring criminals to justice.
We put a significant amount of effort into protecting the people who choose to send us information, not only by providing a state-of-the-art secure system, but also by managing and using that information in the correct way.
WildLeaks has implemented a very secure online platform in order to allow the sources to stay anonymous and to submit ‘sensitive’ information in the most secure way possible, always encrypted, in respect to data transmission and management.
We strongly recommend that you read our data management and editorial policies before submitting any information.

 

“Wildlife crimes very often go undetected and unchallenged when people do not speak up about them, and whistleblowers can play a crucial role in fighting back, creating awareness and doing justice”. Andrea Crosta, Founder of WildLeaks and Earth League International

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WildLeaks is a not-for-profit collaborative project created, funded and managed by the Earth League International.

The Mission of WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information and tips regarding wildlife crime, including corruption, and transform them into concrete actions.

Please visit the Earth League International for more information on our activities: www.earthleagueinternational.org