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

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Wildlife trade news

IFAW’s Kristin Bauer Van Straten and Kelvin Alie appear on the latest installmen
27th May 2015 Azzedine Downes
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) ambassador Kristin Bauer Van Straten (“Once Upon A Time,” “ Read more »
Corruption is rife at every point along the trade chain and the lack of active a
25th May 2015 Jason Bell
Dear African Leader, I would like to take this opportunity, on Africa Day 2015, to urge you, as an African Leader, to take Read more »
The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survi
22nd May 2015 Grace Ge Gabriel
A sea of hands held up in the air are shaking their mobile phones all at once. On everyone’s screen, a special Read more »
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3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
7th May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
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 »
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Tencent says No to online illegal wildlife trade
22nd May 2015
Tencent, a leading provider of Internet services in China, The Nature Conservancy (“TNC”), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (“IFAW”) today launched a joint campaign - Tencent for the Planet - to combat the illegal Read more »
Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, including East and Central Africa, and the Horn of Africa have today completed a five-day training workshop building their capaci Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by individuals as part of an experimental initiative launched on February 6th called “Je Donne Mon Ivoire” (I am giving up m Read more »
New African Training Program Improves Regional Capacity and Cooperation to Comba
18th May 2015
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers to tackle wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. Hosted by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) the Read more »
Record 1,160 Kilograms of Ivory and 65 Rhino Horns Seized in Mozambique
14th May 2015
Mozambique has made its biggest ever seizure of ivory and rhino horn – more than one tonne of ivory, and 65 rhino horns. The seizures were made last week, Tuesday 5th May, in a raid on a private home in Matola, a small city close to the capital Read more »
Archive photo © IFAW
13th May 2015
The European Commission has confirmed that it will develop a wildlife trafficking action plan to join the global fight against the rampant and destructive trade in products like ivory, rhino horn, pangolin scales and tiger parts. “It is about t 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
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Whale
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The past year has seen the numbers of poached rhinos soar, with South Africa los
13th March 2015 by Tania McCrea-Steele
Wildlife cybercrime is rising to the fore on the political and enforcement agenda. For the first time ever, G7 members Read more »
The ban on importing lion trophies reflects the Australian public’s abhorrence t
13th March 2015 by Isabel McCrea
Would you have guessed that Australians imported the bodies of 29 African lions in the three years to 2013? Add in four lion Read more »
The legal trade in ivory often hides an illegal trade of ivory
12th March 2015 by Sonja Van Tichelen
Elephants and rhinos continue to die at an alarming rate. One elephant every 15 minutes, on average, is killed for its ivory Read more »
6th March 2015 by Nancy Barr
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Read more »
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