Al-Shabaab’s Ivory Trade, the Elephant Action League’s Reply

This is a guest-post on the blog Africa in Transition (Council on Foreign Relations) by Andrea Crosta, co-Founder and Executive Director of Elephant Action League (EAL). The Elephant Action League (EAL) is appreciative of this opportunity to justify our findings on al-Shabaab’s involvement in the ivory trade and our decision to not share certain details […]

Kenya extremist group behind 3 tons ivory shipment seized in Thailand

Kenya has released details that implicate the separatist group thought to be responsible for terrorist attacks on the Indian Ocean coast with the 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand last month. Intelligence by the police shows that proceeds from poaching are being used to finance to terrorism and activities of the Mombasa Republican Council (MRC). “Intelligence […]

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 […]

Out of Africa: Mapping the Global Trade in Illicit Elephant Ivory

The new very well done report by c4ads and Born Free USA examines the logistics, trends, flows, networks, and markets of the illicit ivory trade. It finds a professionalized and transnational system that is integrated into the broader black market, operating seamlessly from the remotest corners of Africa thousands of miles to booming Asian retail […]

How Loss of Wildlife Leads to Child Slavery

(Scientific American) Declining wildlife populations has exacerbated child slavery in Ghana, Somali piracy and the illegal ivory trade. At least that’s the theory of a group of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, who looked at how wildlife loss impacts conflict in places where people depend on wildlife to survive. Justin Brashares and his colleagues […]

Break the Link Between Terrorist Funding and Poaching

BREAK THE LINK BETWEEN TERRORIST FUNDING AND POACHING The Washington Post, 1st February By Johan Bergenas and Monica Medina Johan Bergenas is deputy director of the Managing Across Boundaries Initiative at the Stimson Center, a nonprofit and nonpartisan think tank that studies peace and security challenges around the world. Monica Medina is a former special assistant […]

India: Elephant Poaching, Ivory and Terrorism. Not only in Africa…

Times of India KOLKATA: An undercover probe revealed recently that Somali group al-Shabaab, which took responsibility for the Nairobi mall carnage last September, uses proceeds from the illegal ivory trade to fund its terrorist operations. Investigation sponsored by the Los Angeles based Elephant Action League tracked the money trail connecting elephants massacred in Kenya to ivory buyers in Asia through this group, whose returns from the trade are so high […]

Story on the Chinese Paper Southern Weekly on Elephant Poaching Goes Viral

The story published November 15th in Southern Weekly, about elephant poaching and blood ivory, has gone viral in China, has been shared widely across Chinese web sites and social media, raising awareness among millions of Chinese. The story mentioned also Elephant Action League and its groundbreaking investigation on ivory and terrorism. According to WCS, also mentioned on the article, the total views of the […]

New study and analysis on ivory, terrorism & the LRA

Out Of Garamba, intO uGanda. Poaching and trade of ivory in Garamba National Park and LRA-affected areas in Congo. By Kristof Titeca Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp ABSTRACT Ivory poaching and trading in central and eastern Africa has recently received a lot of attention. On the one hand, there have […]

U.S. anti-poaching efforts need to go further

U.S. anti-poaching efforts need to go further, conservation groups including the Elephant Action League, say. On the today Washington Post ” A U.S. push to save the African elephant and rhinoceros from being wiped out by a wave of poaching comes down to this: an executive order by President Obama, an advisory panel, a task […]

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