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

Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attenti
27th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Read more »
Are China’s zoos ‘acceptable’ places for Zimbabwe’s wild baby elephants?
23rd February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
There has been talk of Zimbabwe taking up to 80 baby elephants from their families in the wild to sell to foreign buyers, Read more »
Pangolins hold the inglorious distinction of being the most heavily trafficked w
21st February 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Can you identify the animal above? Is it a pinecone? Maybe a walking artichoke? Actually, it is one of the most unique Read more »
Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
    “I am going to push for fighting wildlife crime to the highest level of government dialogues between Read more »
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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 »
7th November 2014
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Watch Video »
21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
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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 »
International and Inter-agency Collaboration Essential to Preventing Wildlife Tr
21st November 2014
Extensive collaboration and cooperation at an international level are key ingredients in fighting wildlife trafficking wildlife law enforcers agreed at the conclusion of a training workshop to increase capacity and expertise in the Horn of Africa. Th Read more »
Prominent Chinese Thought Leaders Join the Fight to Save Elephants
19th November 2014
A group of leading Chinese celebrities are lending their voices to a campaign to save elephants by rejecting ivory trade. The campaign “Give Peace to Elephants; Say No to Ivory” officially launched today at a gala event by the Internation 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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Norway considers an end to seal hunt subsidies
29th October 2014 by Sheryl Fink
Norway, like Canada, is one of the last holdouts of commercial seal hunting on the planet. For over a decade, the Norwegian Read more »
A Parrot drone. Image: Wikipedia
28th October 2014 by Azzedine Downes
What if technology could help us stop poaching before it happened? All of us concerned about the devastating number of Read more »
Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22nd October 2014 by Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014 by
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Read more »
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