WildLeaks is the world’s first, secure, online whistleblower initiative dedicated to Wildlife and Forest Crime.
It’s a not-for-profit collaborative project created & funded by the Elephant Action League (EAL) and managed by a small group of very experienced individuals, which includes the directors of environmental investigation NGOs, environmental lawyers, accredited journalists, security professionals and ex-law enforcement officers.
WildLeaks also enjoys the collaboration of several Partners around the world, including environmental organizations, media and experienced professionals. The project is open to new partnership opportunities, and more Partners will join soon. We invite organizations and individuals involved in fighting wildlife crime, and the media, to contact us if they wish to be Partners.
The Mission of WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information and tips regarding wildlife and forest crimes and transform them into actionable items.
The possible actions are:
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.
Highly experienced and responsible professionals, investigative reporters and ex-law enforcement officers evaluate documents and tips provided to WildLeaks. Each information is evaluated and validated in a very scrupulous way. In order to assess the information and decide what to do, WildLeaks uses sophisticated intelligence methodology, a vast network of contacts and the latest technologies.
We also put a lot 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 the 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 a very secure way, 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