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

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.
tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

Wildlife trade news

Elephants such as these, as well as tigers, mountain gorillas, cheetahs and more
19 July 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Congress is gearing up for an all-out assault on the Endangered Species Act (ESA), our country’s most effective Read more »
Quadcopter drone purchased by IFAW to protect released Amur tigers.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allow law enforcement and first responders to get a bird’s-eye view of things Read more »
The poachers and the two five-foot tusks confiscated by the Wildlife Crimes Inve
17 July 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit (WCIU), established jointly by Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Read more »
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2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
3 November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
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UK ivory surrender launched to protect elephants
19 July 2017
Members of the public keen to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade are being invited to surrender their own ivory which will be destroyed as part of a campaign to close the UK’s ivory market and save this ic Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards
21 June 2017
Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual “forked” penises. Hatha Jodi, are tou Read more »
20 June 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW’s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
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Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
21 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
29 June 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
tenBoma
1 June 2017 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
12 October 2016 by rbartlett
This 2016 report summarizes the activities and achievements of IFAW and WTI and the government of Bhutan and the Department o Read more »
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Ivory, from no less than five elephants, was unsuccessfully smuggled across the
23 May 2017 by Mike Labuschagne
A young Zambian National has been arrested after an attempt to traffic poached ivory across the Zambia-Malawi Border. The Read more »
Judicial officers, prosecutors and members of Uganda’s police and customs author
17 May 2017 by Kelvin Alie
UPDATE: On Tuesday, 16 May, 2017, African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare Read more »
A file photo of tusks of an elephant and the poisoned arrow used to kill the ani
16 May 2017 by Faye Cuevas, Esq.
In light of a particular trend, I imagine the poaching of an elephant to take place much like this: The poacher slowly pulls Read more »
Ivory tusks and worked products in Europe
16 May 2017 by Eleonora Panella
A guidance document adopted today by the European Commission recommends that, as of 1 July 2017, EU Member States stop Read more »
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