All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of r Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “On this World Elephant Day we are celebrating the global momentum to shut down all ivory markets. Awareness an Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confisc Read more »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton [update: nearly two tons] of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trink Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »