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

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.
tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

Wildlife trade news

A white rhino in the bush in Kenya.
26 July 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
In late June, South African rhino breeder John Hume announced that he would be selling a portion of his rhino horn stockpile Read more »
New report shows US baseline ivory market
26 July 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Together with our partners at TRAFFIC and WWF, IFAW released a new report Wednesday that establishes a “baseline Read more »
An elephant roams Amboseli National Park.
25 July 2017 Azzedine Downes
Biological diversity is what makes the world unique. As the sum of all living organisms, biodiversity is key to the Read more »
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1 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
29 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
3 November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
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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 of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco 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 »
20 June 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW’s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand redu
1 June 2017
Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pangolins being k Read more »
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Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
21 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
29 June 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
tenBoma
1 June 2017 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
12 October 2016 by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
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A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
This week eBay spoke up for the plight of elephants by encouraging the European Union to adopt a complete ban of all ivory Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017 by adintino
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 by David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
Rakuten announces that it has banned ivory sales on its web sites.
7 July 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Rakuten, the largest online retailer in Japan, has banned ivory sales on its platform. The policy change, which went into Read more »
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