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

IFAW has been instrumental in the planning and execution of some of these burns,
4th March 2015 James Isiche
Traces of ashes of now three historic ivory burns will be forever mixed with the ancient soil at Nairobi National Park Read more »
Wonderful Juliette, a nice young Armenian customs officer volunteered to manage
Recently, about 40 people including participants from Armenia’s Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Finance, and Read more »
World Wildlife Day, an occasion to denounce wildlife crime
3rd March 2015 Kelvin Alie
    While we do and should celebrate the wonder of wildlife on this day, we must face a grim reality. An Read more »
3rd March 2015 Azzedine Downes
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Read more »
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27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help Watch Video »
12th November 2014
A week ago the IFAW team had arrived for Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito, Ecuador. Now the 11th Conference of Watch Video »
7th November 2014
The countries represented at the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Watch Video »
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Don't Let Them Disappear
3rd March 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) urges the global community to respect, celebrate and most importantly to take action to protect animals from wildlife crime and illegal wildlife trade on the second annual World Wildlife Read more »
Kenya destroys ivory stock pile
3rd March 2015
Kenya has today shown commitment to anti-poaching and wildlife trafficking initiatives by destroying 15 tonnes of ivory. The ivory stock pile was set alight by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta President of the Republic of Kenya at the ‘ivory burni Read more »
Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to ensure their success in targeting ivory retailers and thus disrupting the grisly ivory supply chain. The training was funded b Read more »
South Africa: Numbers of poached rhinos soar
22nd January 2015
The South African Government released shocking figures today showing the country lost a record 1,215 rhinos last year, approximately a 21% increase on 2013. “These numbers are a wake-up call for the world. We cannot lose the fight to protect rh Read more »
Wanted Environmental Crime Fugitive Arrested in Zambia
9th December 2014
A prominent environmental criminal named on the INTERPOL Wanted List of International Fugitives, INFRA Terra, has been arrested by a team from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Zambia Police. Ben Simasiku, a 32-year-old Zambian national, escap Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being asked as to the legality of many advertisements offering endangered species for sale. A shocking report released today by the Read more »
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Wanted: Dead or Alive - Exposing the Online Wildlife Trade
25th November 2014 by
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Exposing Online Wildlife Trade reveals that, in early 2014, an intense six-week investigation f Read more »
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement
26th June 2014 by
UNEP-UNEA Illegal  Wildlife Statement Read more »
Click to delete - ENDANGERED WILDLIFE FOR SALE IN NEW ZEALAND
21st May 2014 by
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
Click to delete - AUSTRALIAN WEBSITES SELLING ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
20th May 2014 by
Wildlife crime ranks among the most lucrative of serious and organised international crimes along with human trafficking, dru Read more »
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The shocking scale of online wildlife trade shows that the internet poses a real
25th November 2014 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Today, IFAW releases the report Wanted – Dead or Alive; Exposing Online Wildlife Trade and the scale of the trade is Read more »
Wanted – Dead or Alive, Grisly Wildlife Cybertrade Exposed
24th November 2014 by
A murky multi-million dollar trade in wild animals and their parts is booming over online marketplaces, with questions being Read more »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21st November 2014 by
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking Read more »
Named “Asia’s Hero” by Time magazine in October 2005, Li Yuchun has made it her
20th November 2014 by Grace Ge Gabriel
I saw you in 2012 on the Africa savannah, full of intelligence, strength and life… Since witnessing the majestic Read more »
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