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

President Nguesso set fire to Congo’s entire stockpile of nearly five tonne
30th April 2015 Satyen Sinha
    This week African Heads of State, government representatives and experts gathered in Brazzaville, Republic Read more »
UAE, the first country in the Middle East to destroy its ivory stockpile, is a r
29th April 2015 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Environment and Water, in collaboration with Dubai Municipality and other local Read more »
IFAW Russia collaborated with the Russian branch of the international advertisement  giant BBDO in production of a Read more »
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29th April 2015
IFAW Russia collaborated with the Russian branch of the international advertisement  giant BBDO in production of a Watch Video »
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 »
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First Ever Africa-wide Plan to Tackle Illegal Trade in Fauna and Flora
30th April 2015
African Heads of State, government representatives and conservation experts have gathered in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo this week for the International Conference on Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora in Africa. With 22 countries represented a Read more »
archive photo © IFAW
29th April 2015
In the wake of the over 3 tonnes of ivory seized in Thailand, The International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW continues to reiterate the importance of inter-agency collaboration amongst wildlife law enforcement, the judiciary and, customs officials. Read more »
IFAW and WCS Investigation Reveals Thriving Ivory and Wildlife Trade on Craigsli
28th April 2015
As Report Finds Hundreds of Wildlife Specimens, Valued at Millions of Dollars, Are Posted Each Month, Craigslist Takes First Step in Altering Policy Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW; www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Conservation S Read more »
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 »
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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 Rhino
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World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
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Training Africa’s Law Enforcers, Targeting Illegal Ivory Trade
20th February 2015 by
Law enforcers from Malawi and Zambia gathered in Lusaka this week to participate in a high level training exercise aimed to Read more »
13th February 2015 by Azzedine Downes
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The confiscated ivory consisted of 16 pieces of raw ivory with the rest being ca
9th February 2015 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
In early January, 2015, Dubai Airport security invited IFAW’s Middle East Regional Office to participate in delivering Read more »
Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 by 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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