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

3rd May 2016 Azzedine Downes
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Read more »
France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
It is impossible to differentiate between species without genetic testing.
29th April 2016 Mark Hofberg
Earlier this week, a score of countries submitted proposals to transfer pangolins to Appendix I of the Convention on Read more »
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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 »
15th 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 »
3rd 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 »
22nd February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a 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 »
©IFAW - archive photo
12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con 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 »
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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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5 posts you may have missed, a weekly animal welfare briefing
6th December 2013 by J.C. Bouvier
Another active week here at headquarters gathering, distilling and publishing news about IFAW team efforts for animals from Read more »
EU takes important steps for elephants but the road ahead remains longs
5th December 2013 by Satyen Sinha
This week, the EU has promised €12.3 million to be spent on MIKES - “Minimising the Illegal Killing of Elephants Read more »
Getting Real – Urgent Plan Hopes to  Reverse Onslaught on Elephants
4th December 2013 by adintino
Hope for the future of elephants grew a little rosier today, when ministerial delegates to the IUCN African Elephant Summit Read more »
Spotlight Africa: Urgent measures for elephants called for at Botswana Summit
4th December 2013 by Jason Bell
IFAW was fortunate to be invited to attend the final day's proceedings of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Read more »
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