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

South African Airways has made a bold decision to embargo rhino, elephant, lion
5th May 2015 Neil Greenwood
South African Airways (SAA) joined the fight in combating illegal trafficking of wildlife with a bold, principled decision: Read more »
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 »
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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 »
3rd March 2015
I am often asked by friends who do not work so directly with non-profit or cause-related organizations how they can help 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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Will international attention result in tangible action on the ground and ul
18th March 2015 by Jason Bell
In December 2014, at the IUCN African Elephant Summit in Gaberone, a number of governments agreed to a series of urgent Read more »
Disappointingly, the UK Government has not delivered on its commitment to update
18th March 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Just over a year ago I was watching as Bill Oddie lowered ivory into an aptly named ‘Red Rhino’ cement crusher Read more »
It is very encouraging to see how UK Falcons took the opportunity to improve the
16th March 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Shopping online has become part of our daily lives. We might buy our food shopping over the internet or surf online Read more »
A Parrot drone. Image: Wikipedia
16th March 2015 by Azzedine Downes
What if technology could help us stop poaching before it happened? All of us concerned about the devastating number of Read more »
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