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

Still hope for wildlife after the 12th Convention on Biodiversity
22nd October 2014 Peter Pueschel
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a beast on its own, founded as one of the three UN “Rio Conventions Read more »
Saudi’s half-ton illegal ivory seizure chokes another smuggling route.
21st October 2014 Ahmed Abou-Zahra
Ivory smugglers used to always think of Dubai as a transit point to their illegal ivory trade, but the Dubai police are Read more »
Dubai police recognize IFAW as partner in ongoing battle against the ivory trade
17th October 2014 Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
It was good news on the 8th of October that Dubai Airport Security foiled a smuggling attempt of 16 pieces of African Read more »
Animals are worth so much more than their economic value
17th October 2014 Azzedine Downes
World leaders have been gathering in a wide variety of forums lately to address some urgent environmental conservation Read more »
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21st July 2014
The wide ear-to-ear smile graphic—from the “Have a Nice Day” campaign decades ago to the emoticons of Watch Video »
23rd July 2014
Every year a number of frontline staff lose their lives while protecting India’s natural heritage. They often face Watch Video »
2nd July 2014
Watch the video above - IFAW-WTI Wildlife Crime Prevention: Van Rakshak Project training in Pench Tiger Reserve ~~~ The Watch Video »
6th June 2014
Celebrations are underway on both sides of the world as tigers Svetlaya and Ustin were safely released back to wild. This Watch Video »
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Animal heroes from around the UK to receive awards
21st October 2014
Animal heroes will tomorrow (Tuesday) receive prestigious awards for their outstanding work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw.org). IFAW’s annual Animal Action Awards ceremony will be hosted at the House of Lords by Baron Read more »
IFAW partner Interpol on the hunt for suspected Kenyan ivory smuggler
17th October 2014
Interpol, the world’s largest international police organization is cracking down on wildlife criminals. Just this week, they issued a red notice alert – similar to an international arrest warrant - for suspected Kenyan ivory trafficker Fe Read more »
Chinese E-Commerce Giants Say “NO” to Wildlife Crime
16th October 2014
Leading online companies in China reaffirmed their zero tolerance for illegal wildlife trade at a workshop organized by China’s inter-agency wildlife enforcement task force with the support of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (www.ifaw Read more »
Tiger Day in Russia’s Far East attracts more people than in previous year.
29th September 2014
The 15th annual Tiger Day in Vladivostok on September 28  involved more than 10 000 participants and spectators, organisers said, which is about two thousand more than a year before. It has become a landmark celebration for this city in the Russ Read more »
Threats persist for wild Amur tigers in Far East Russia
26th September 2014
On the Tiger Day eve which is celebrated on September 28 in the streets of Vladivostok  and some other cities of the Russian Far East, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) cautions that the Amur tiger population is still in danger an Read more »
Czech and Slovak Republic reunite to Lead Global Rhino Horn Burning Ceremony
18th September 2014
On Sunday, September 21st, eve of World Rhino Day, the Czech and Slovak governments will reunite in a joint effort to raise public awareness on the plight of rhinos. At 11am at Dvůr Králové Zoo in the Czech Republic and Bratislava Zoo i Read more »
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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 »
IFAW: A case for stepping up CITES enforcement in the EU
8th April 2014 by
IFAW recently investigated how CITES is enforced in the European Union, and given the amount of wildlife goods being seized, Read more »
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IFAW Joins U.S. State Department on Wildlife Conservation Day
3rd December 2012 by
Promoting the conservation and protection of endangered species, the U.S. State Department has declared December 4, Wildlife Read more »
Think twice before you bring home a wildlife souvenir.
21st November 2012 by Tania McCrea-Steele
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton put the fight against wildlife crime on a global stage at a US State Department event Read more »
archive photo - Bobby Yip / Reuters
19th November 2012 by
The brutal killing this past weekend of eight rhinoceros in South Africa follows hard on the heels of four record sized Read more »
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16th November 2012 by
Today’s giant 1,3 tonne ivory seizure in Hong Kong raises the tally of contraband ivory confiscated in the Chinese Read more »
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