Program AreaEnvironment, Public Service & Civic Engagement
Location of ImpactGlobal
Headquarters LocationLos Angeles, California, United States
Product PlatformsWeb, Open Source
Budget$0 to $500,000
Earth League International is an innovative hybrid nonprofit organization that merges the worlds of intelligence, investigations, and conservation in service of wildlife and the people who protect it.
Using the Tor technology/dark web, in 2014 we launched WildLeaks, the world’s first wildlife and forest crime whistleblowing initiative. The mission of WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information and tips regarding wildlife and forest crimes and transform them into actionable items.
During the first 2 years, and despite having a modest budget for marketing & communication, WildLeaks received over 90 confidential submissions, generated four investigations, and shared more than 20 confidential exchanges of information with other NGOs or law enforcement agencies.