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 luggage contained a menagerie of animals.
23rd April 2015 Anna Filippova
    On April 1st, customs officers at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen who arrived Read more »
We are seeking to ensure there is more effective legislation, greater enforcemen
21st April 2015 Tania McCrea-Steele
In a world where the poaching and capture of wildlife to feed the demand for both live animals and their body parts remains Read more »
A rehabilitated Gyrfalcon goes back to the wild. Photo © IFAW
6th April 2015 Gail A’Brunzo
Last Christmas Eve, an injured Gyrfalcon was discovered near Moscow. International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) colleague Read more »
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3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
27th February 2015
Problems caused by crimes against nature are increasingly attracting the attention of the world. The United States Watch Video »
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Thai officials seize 4 tonnes of smuggled ivory
21st April 2015
More than 4 tonnes of ivory were seized by Thai officials according to media reports out of Bangkok today. The 739 ivory tusks were smuggled from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thai officials claim the shipment is worth about USD 6.2 million. The Read more »
Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn
2nd April 2015
Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to be set. “While IFAW encourages governments to Read more »
Progress and Broken Promises at Illegal Wildlife Trade Meeting
25th March 2015
While highlighting some important progress in the fight against illegal wildlife trade, a high-level government meeting in Botswana will most likely be remembered by the broken promises of almost half of the countries who just 13 months ago committed Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
24th March 2015
With the spotlight now on tomorrow’s conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in Kasane, Botswana conservationists said while that Monday’s African Elephant Summit had shown significant progress by some countries, notably African countries to Read more »
World Leaders Gather to Ponder Wildlife Crises
19th March 2015
Governments will gather at back to back conferences in Kasane, Botswana, next week to review the successes, or otherwise, of recent attempts to better protect elephants and end illegal wildlife trade. On Monday, 23rd March, the African Elephant Summi Read more »
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 »
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World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
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World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
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Free roaming elephants at Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. © IFAW
21st September 2012 by Neil Greenwood
In June of 2009, the International Fund for Animal Welfare embarked on a massive project to relocate 83 elephants from the Read more »
Rhino poachers pay a stiff price for their crime
18th September 2012 by Adrian Hiel
There’s very good news out of South Africa as two poachers were sentenced to 29 years each for their roles in killing Read more »
Elephants drinking.
18th September 2012 by Jason Bell
What a privilege it is to work for an organization like the International Fund for Animal Welfare.  I have just Read more »
The author during the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) conf
18th September 2012 by Peter Pueschel
I am just coming from the Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They say it, Read more »
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