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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.

Worldwide, 7,725 species of animals, from insects and birds to gorillas, elephants and reptiles, are considered at risk of extinction. That’s 20% of all known mammal species and 12% of known species of birds threatened with being lost forever.

Read our "Stopping Illegal Wildlife Trade" fact sheet

 

Wildlife trade news

New report indicates 100,000 African elephants poached for ivory in three years
29th August 2014 James Kinney
Sadness but not surprise: That was my first reaction to the findings published in the new report -- Illegal killing for Read more »
Treasured to death
28th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
The latest issue of the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment magazine includes an article Read more »
12th August 2014 Jason Bell
At the current rate of elephant poaching in many parts of Africa, this crisis should be a matter of daily concern. World Read more »
Bidding against survival
12th August 2014 Peter LaFontaine
Today IFAW released its newest report, Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis and the Role of Auctions in 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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New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa
28th August 2014
The earth’s largest land mammal is in crisis – on average, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory. A new article published in the American Bar Association’s Natural Resources & Environment journal explores the int Read more »
World elephant day graphic
12th August 2014
It is early August 2014, and so far this year not a single week has passed without law enforcers seizing a consignment of ivory “and those are the ones that are being reported,” says the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Read more »
Bidding Against Survival report
12th August 2014
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW www.ifaw.org) today – World Elephant Day – published a new investigative report finding that the auction industry does not have the safeguards in place to protect elephants. Although many in Read more »
Ivory figurines
12th August 2014
Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement on the signing of legislation by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo which bans the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhi Read more »
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service upholds the decision to suspend the import of spo
23rd July 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today confirmed the suspension of the import of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Zimbabwe. Jeffrey Flocken, North American Regional Director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said: Read more »
27th June 2014
Security threats, organized crime and critical losses in biodiversity were the focus of a Ministerial Dialogue on Illegal Wildlife Trade at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi. As one of two NGO’s Read more »
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12th August 2014 by
An infographic on the role of auctions in the U.S. ivory market. Read more »
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 »
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UK Parliament helping to ramp up wildlife crime enforcement
26th March 2012 by Tania McCrea-Steele
The recent slaughter of hundreds of elephants in Cameroon for their ivory and the tragic death of some of those out there Read more »
23rd March 2012 by
At least 50 per cent of the elephant population of Cameroon’s Bouba Ndjida National Park is dead. They have been Read more »
Tasha the cougar.c. The Wildcat Sanctuary
23rd March 2012 by Paul Todd
On Monday, Nikita, a 7-year-old white tiger and Tasha, a 10-year-old cougar will be loaded onto a rescue trailer and Read more »
Combating Threats to Elephants
22nd March 2012 by
IFAW is working with governments, customs officers and rangers to protect wildlife from poaching and illegal wildlife trade Read more »
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