Andrea Crosta

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"He has 25 years of experience in conservation projects around the world and, in a parallel professional career, he has been working for over 15 years as an international consultant to companies and governmental agencies on high-end security technologies, homeland security, anti-piracy, and investigations. He now applies this unique knowledge to conservation.

"He is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Elephant Action League (EAL), a founding member of the Wildlife Justice Commission and the creator of WildLeaks. As an entrepreneur in 1998 he founded ‘Think Italy’, among the very first e-commerce start-ups in Italy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Business & Innovation and a BSc in Psychology." [1]

"Andrea is among the main protagonists of the Netflix’s documentary ‘The Ivory Game’ and of the upcoming documentary ‘Sea of Shadows‘, about the trafficking of Totoaba and the potential extinction of the Vaquita in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico (premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2019 – Audience Award).

"He is the co-author of the first investigation into ivory trafficking and terrorism (2010-2012), which changed forever the narrative around the issue of elephant poaching and ivory trafficking: “Africa’s White Gold of Jihad: al-Shabaab and Conflict Ivory”." [1] "In 2010-12 he and Nir Kalron uncovered a link between the ivory trade and the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab." [2]

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  1. Africa Conservancy Foundation Board, organizational web page, accessed March 9, 2019.