Whistleblowing for wildlife crimes
Updating tech in law enforcement and general reporting so anyone at any point along the sector’s supply chain, from poaching or logging, to shipping or retail, can share information in total safety and anonymity: be that the names of traffickers, traders, businessmen, corrupt government officials and shipping companies, or information on events. Few people will approach local police because of the likelihood they are complicit in the crime, and for fear of reprisals.
WildLeaks is the world's first wildlife crime whistle-blower website, transposing the WikiLeaks model to stem the vast illegal trade in endangered species and protected timber. WildLeaks founder Andrea Crosta, executive director of the Elephant Action League, launched the site in February 2014 with a consortium of international NGOs and government agencies in order to skew the balance back in the favor of wildlife protection.