Animal Action Education programme
Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

The dangers of wildlife trade

The global wildlife trade, legal and illegal, can:

  • Threaten biodiversity and risk losing endangered species forever
  • Spread infectious disease to livestock and humans
  • Cause needless suffering to animals, as well as humans.

Read our "Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade" fact sheet

Wildlife trade news

The rally around the message was overwhelming. It even reached “trending” status
13th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) posted tweets every 15 minutes during World Elephant Day yesterday across Read more »
#Every15Minutes
11th August 2015 Azzedine Downes
Spread the word. Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed by poachers for its tusks. Every. 15. Minutes. To echo this Read more »
11th August 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Read more »
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11th August 2015
Since the ivory was sawn into 172 pieces to fit into the luggage shows savvy smuggling tactics.   I am outraged by the Watch Video »
28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
20th July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
7th May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
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Celebrating Elephants – World Elephant Day 2015
11th August 2015
On Wednesday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “At a time when there is plenty to worry about with regards to elephants, World Elephant Day on August 12 is o Read more »
4th August 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to Delta, United and American Airlines’ bans on lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo trophies: Read more »
Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
31st July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the CECIL Animal Trophies Act: “IFAW applauds the swift actions taken today by U Read more »
28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22nd July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6th July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
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The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
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Czech authorities have just made the largest ever seizure of rhino horn in the E
26th July 2013 by Satyen Sinha
The EU and China have signed a landmark agreement to join forces to help combat the illegal trade in wildlife products. The Read more »
Czech Republic makes EU’s Largest Ever Seizure of Rhino Horn
24th July 2013 by
Yesterday’s seizure by the Czech Republic of 24 White rhino horns and the arrest of 16 suspects in connection with Read more »
Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013 by
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in Read more »
23rd July 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Read more »
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