All Press Releases for Wildlife trade

20th November 2008
The rise of the Internet is contributing to the rapid growth of illegal trade in wildlife, which is having a devastating effect on animals and ecosystems. Fast, convenient and anonymous, trading of wildlife on the Internet is posing a major challe Read more »
6th November 2008
The three former sales totaled an estimated 60 tons (55 tonnes) of ivory. According to media reports, approximately USD $7MIL was yielded as a result by these three countries combined. This is merely a fraction of what such amounts of raw ivory w Read more »
20th October 2008
eBay’s decision was announced just hours before the release of IFAW’s latest investigative report showing Internet trade in wildlife poses a significant and immediate threat to the survival of elephants and many other endangered specie Read more »
26th September 2008
Regional and federal officials, scientists and practitioners responsible for tiger conservation in the Russian Far East will be joined at the Tiger Day events by representatives of the World Bank, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), International Un Read more »
5th September 2008
This week, eBay launched WorldofGood.com, billing it as “a new e-commerce marketplace” that offers “products that have a positive impact on people and the planet.” This contrasts with eBay’s global policies which IFAW Read more »
7th July 2008
IFAW staff visiting markets in Beijing have discovered many souvenirs made from rare wild animals, including ivory carvings, musical instruments covered in reptile skin and traditional Chinese medicines containing endangered species.  These w Read more »