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 ruling against the rhino horn ban seems counter-intuitive when one considers
24th May 2016 Jason Bell
Based on a number of court rulings over the years, it seems that the odds are stacked against animal welfare and Read more »
IFAW ads in clubs, subways
23rd May 2016 Grace Ge Gabriel
At the end of 2014, when I wrote about Chinese cultural icons joining the IFAW campaign to stigmatize wildlife consumption, Read more »
Jon Favreau and The Jungle Book star  Neel Sethi Photo: Glen Wilson. ©2016 Dis
23rd May 2016 Jeffrey Flocken
Walt Disney’s live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book continues to break box-office records Read more »
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16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
3rd May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
14th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
2nd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
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Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
Largest ivory burn ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31st March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15th March 2016
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund. Malawi has been identified as a major ivory trafficking hots Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14th March 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins in Entebbe, Uganda today. The training workshop is hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and the Uganda Wildlife Authori Read more »
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tenBoma
23rd March 2016 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by adintino
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 rbartlett
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 rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
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Wildlife trade victims transported to Kasungu to prep for release to wild
15th March 2016 by Amanda Harewood
International Fund for Animal Welfare partner Lilongwe Wildlife Trust (LWT) has transported a troop of 18 vervet monkeys, Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
14th March 2016 by adintino
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers tasked with tackling wildlife trafficking begins Read more »
Malawi Burns 2.6 Tonnes of Ivory
14th March 2016 by adintino
Malawi burned 2.6 tonnes of illicit ivory this morning. The ivory, comprising 781 elephant tusks, had been seized from ivory Read more »
14th March 2016 by Sheryl Fink
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Read more »
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