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

On the 9th of December, 2014 a number of falcons were seized.
19th December 2014 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
In August, the IFAW Middle East and North Africa office organized a prevention of wildlife trafficking workshop in Read more »
34 baby elephants were captured by the Zimbabwe government for export.
10th December 2014 Azzedine Downes
The Zimbabwe government’s capture and export of allegedly 34 baby elephants not only poses grave threats to the very Read more »
Wildlife trade report presented jointly with the Russian Federation Enviornment
4th December 2014 Anna Filippova
Recently IFAW Russia presented a report jointly with the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation, the report Read more »
Combating online wildlife trafficking in the Middle East
28th November 2014 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
The recent report by the International Fund for Animal Welfare shows how thousands of endangered species are bought and 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 »
18th September 2014
Elephants, rhinos and other key species in Africa are in danger of extinction due to poaching and human encroachment on Watch Video »
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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 »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
17th November 2014
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training workshop hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in partnership with In Read more »
World leaders deliver big wins for sharks, mantas and devil rays at CMS CoP 11
7th November 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) www.ifaw.org is thrilled to announce that sharks, mantas and devil rays will receive increased protections during the 11th Conference of the Parties (CoP 11) of the Convention on the Conservation of Mi 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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IFAW staff Samuel Matua, Jacqueline Nyagah, Steve Njumbi, Beatrice Owayo and Isa
18th November 2014 by Kelvin Alie
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a leading force in the training of authorities to combat illegal Read more »
Combating Wildlife Trafficking by Building Law Enforcement Capacity
17th November 2014 by
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Read more »
5 questions for INTERPOL as they launch Operation INFRA-TERRA
17th November 2014 by Kelvin Alie
In 2013 IFAW became the first ever non-governmental organization in the environmental field to sign an MOU with INTERPOL Read more »
Elephants need space for their survival but their habitats are becoming increasi
17th November 2014 by Jason Bell
As the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) deliberations begin to unwind, there are a few messages coming out of this congress Read more »
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