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

IFAW is disrupting poaching networks in partnerships with INTERPOL, and others a
IFAW is disrupting poaching networks in partnerships with INTERPOL, and others across the globe.

IFAW is disrupting poaching networks in partnerships with INTERPOL, and others across the globe.

Wildlife trade news

Demonstrating our ivory fingerprinting kit at the wildlife enforcers conference
1st December 2016 David Cowdrey
I’ve just returned from a weekend conference for wildlife law enforcers across the UK, which the International Fund Read more »
Three men are arrested for trafficking a tiger skin in India. Their identities a
28th November 2016 Jose Louies
To guard personal identities, some names have been changed and event sequences suitably modified. No statements in this blog Read more »
Abu Dhabi zoo’s festival raises wildlife awareness
28th November 2016
Held under the theme of ‘Wildlife: Keep it Wild and Alive – Stop the Illegal Pet Trade!” the two-day Al Read more »
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3rd November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
18th October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
4th October 2016
India's wild tiger numbers are very encouraging. There are 2,226 tigers there, amounting to 70 percent of the world Watch Video »
29th September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
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Conservation charities rejoice as UK Government pledges an additional £13 millio
17th November 2016
Today at the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade the UK Government has committed to spend an additional £13 million to help tackle all aspects of the illegal wildlife trade, doubling the UK’s current investment. The announcemen Read more »
Wildlife Law Enforcement Agencies Gather to Enhance Skills of Wildlife Law Prose
15th November 2016
Boosting law enforcement skills of stakeholders is critical to detecting, managing and adjudicating over wildlife cases In spite of evidence showing wildlife crime is linked to other forms of serious offenses, most countries apply wildlife policies a Read more »
CITES Hits Control, Alt, Delete on Cybercrime
4th October 2016
Cybercriminals are the latest losers at the CoP17 of CITES following the Decision to ratify a commitment by all 183 Parties to stamp out illegal online wildlife trade. The Decision requires all Parties to take a raft of measures to ensure that cyberc Read more »
Sense of urgency in conserving wildlife trumps trade at CITES
4th October 2016
As the world’s biggest wildlife trade jamboree wrapped up in Johannesburg, South Africa today, the general consensus was that conservation trumped commerce in many significant votes for animals. The Convention on International Trade in Endanger Read more »
African elephants not out of the Woods Yet
3rd October 2016
Divisions between African Parties failed elephant populations today, denying them the CITES Appendix I listing which would offer them the greatest possible protection from poaching and illegal trade. Amid dramatic scenes, the proposal - supported by Read more »
CITES Parties Reject Swaziland Request to Trade in White Rhino Horn
3rd October 2016
IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 17th Conference of the Parties (CoP 17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to deny trade in white rhino horn by Swaziland. “At a time when r Read more »
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Tiger Country: Helping Save Bhutan's Natural Heritage
12th 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 »
Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
25th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
25th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
24th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
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Max Baucus, the US ambassador to China, and IFAW’s Grace Ge Gabriel
5th February 2015 by Grace Ge Gabriel
    “I am going to push for fighting wildlife crime to the highest level of government dialogues between Read more »
Efforts behind India’s tiger numbers hold real promise
5th February 2015 by Vivek Menon
The recent news that India’s wild tiger populations have rebounded is indeed a testament to the diligent conservation Read more »
Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy— during
2nd February 2015 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Sometimes, decisions can be taken rapidly, as was the case with Segolene Royal—Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Read more »
The map above shows possible trade routes from North East Africa through the Mid
30th January 2015 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Three interesting ivory confiscation incidents took place in the Middle East in the last three months. These confiscations Read more »
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