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

28th July 2015 Jeffrey Flocken
Jeff Flocken comments on CNN on the trophy hunt that led to the killing of Cecil the lion.   Earlier this month, Read more »
The new ivory regulations close longstanding loopholes that have allowed the ill
25th July 2015 Beth Allgood
What can US domestic policy do for African elephants halfway around the world? A lot, it turns out. American demand for Read more »
Newborn pangolins are rare outside the wild, as stress prevents breeding in capt
24th July 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Right before I attended the International Fund for Animal Welfare conference centered on the oft-poached pangolin last month Read more »
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20th July 2015
Lion breeders, traders, canned hunting operators, hunters, cub petting and cuddling facility owners, beware. The Blood Watch Video »
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 »
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28th July 2015
Jeff Flocken, North American Regional Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), issued the following statement in response to the death of Cecil the Lion, who was illegally killed for sport in Zimbabwe: “We are extremely sa Read more »
25th July 2015
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) issued the following statement in response to the proposed new ivory regulations issued by the US Federal Government: “The proposed ivory regulations announced today by President Obama are an imp Read more »
Trophies Back on Board as South African Airways Cans its Ban
22nd July 2015
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory c Read more »
Protection Sought for Pangolins, World’s Most Illegally Trafficked Mammals
15th July 2015
Today, a coalition of wildlife groups petitioned the U.S. government to designate seven species of pangolins as “Endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act and also asked the agency to protect pangolins under the Act’s Read more »
The young elephant calves had been herded up in Hwange National Park.
6th July 2015
Months after they were captured from the wild for sale to zoos in China, a group of elephant calves were exported from Zimbabwe on Saturday. The elephants were airlifted from Harare and have been sent to the Chimelong Wildlife Safari Park in Guangzho Read more »
His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
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The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by
The U.S. March to save Elephants An elephant is killed, on average, every 15 minutes for its ivory…… the U.S. r Read more »
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
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
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 »
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IFAW's German Director Perry Sonntag saving #polarbears at #CITES
5th March 2013 by Adrian Hiel
A 12-strong team of International Fund for Animal Welfare wildlife and policy experts from around the world will be flying Read more »
5th March 2013 by Sheryl Fink
Warning: video contains graphic images of sealing activity. The first set of hearings on the WTO challenge concerning the Read more »
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4th March 2013 by Jason Bell
In 2011 an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 elephants were killed to supply the increasing demand for elephant ivory around the Read more »
Unveiling the Ivory Trade Online
4th March 2013 by
Urgent, interactive and as close as your nearest internet link, that’s IFAW’s Unveiling the Ivory Trade, an Read more »
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