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

28th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Read more »
Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in capt
24th July 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Right before I attended the International Fund for Animal Welfare conference centered on the oft-poached pangolin last month Read more »
IFAW co-hosted a seminar for the European Parliament, as South America and Afric
22nd July 2015 Staci McLennan
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and MEPs for Wildlife co-hosted a European Parliament seminar “ Read more »
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28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Watch Video »
20th July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
29th April 2015
IFAW Russia collaborated with the Russian branch of the international advertisement  giant BBDO in production of a Watch Video »
7th May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
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28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22nd July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals
15th July 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s Read more »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6th July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
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The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by
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
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
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
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More than 26,000 pangolin products were imported in the United States between 20
15th July 2015 by Jeffrey Flocken
If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably never heard of pangolins. Yet around the world, they are facing Read more »
The keepers changed the boot’s wrappings at least three times a day and provided
13th July 2015 by Gail A’Brunzo
Suni, the orphaned elephant calf who had been brutally attacked with a machete when rescued three years ago, is facing Read more »
The elephant has long been acknowledged for its intelligence, strong family bond
10th July 2015 by Neil Greenwood
Elephants have roamed the savannahs of Africa for millions of years. They descend from a long line of ancient land mammals, Read more »
One of the orphans drains her bottle
9th July 2015 by Iain Webb
When my partner Michael and I arrived at the orphanage, we put on the green coats that the caretakers all wear when they Read more »
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