WildLeaks is the world’s first whistleblower initiative dedicated to Wildlife and Forest Crime.
WildLeaks is a not-for-profit collaborative project created, funded and managed by the Elephant Action League (EAL) in collaboration by a small group of very experienced individuals. This group includes the directors of environmental NGOs, environmental lawyers, legal and criminal justice experts, journalists, security and technology professionals, and former law enforcement officers.
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 wildlife 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 wildlife and forest crimes and transform them into actionable operations.
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
Our first priority is to facilitate the identification, arrest, and prosecution of criminals, traffickers, businessmen, and corrupt governmental officials behind the poaching of endangered species and the trafficking of wildlife and forest products such as ivory, rhino horn, big cats, apes, pangolins, birds and illegal timber.
Experts on wildlife trafficking, 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.
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