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

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.
tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

Wildlife trade news

african rhinos in south africa
16 August 2017 Dr. Joseph Okori
UPDATE - August 18, 2017: Will or won’t it (happen)? South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhino horn, due Read more »
wayne lotter of pams foundation in tanzania
17 August 2017 Azzedine Downes
It is with such sadness and a very heavy heart that we learned of Wayne Lotter’s tragic passing in Dar E Salaam last Read more »
17 August 2017 Kerry Branon
We are excited to announce our very own “Animojis” – a collection of emoji stickers focused on wildlife Read more »
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2 March 2017
This World Wildlife Day, which this year has the theme of #ListentoYoungVoices, I want to encourage everyone to # Watch Video »
30 December 2016
Our video team has been fortunate enough to chronicle so many of our successes over the years. Here is a rundown of our Watch Video »
3 November 2016
Only days after International Fund for Animal Welfare Honorary Board member Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood Watch Video »
19 October 2016
A new investigation is shedding light onto the wildlife product market in Oregon and underscores the urgency of wildlife Watch Video »
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South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of r Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “On this World Elephant Day we are celebrating the global momentum to shut down all ivory markets. Awareness an Read more »
Two tons of elephant ivory crushed in central park
3 August 2017
Today, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and a coalition of other wildlife conservation organizations partnered with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to crush nearly two tons of illegal elephant ivory confisc Read more »
Trade study sets new baseline for monitoring US elephant ivory market
26 July 2017
A new trade study led by TRAFFIC, with support from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), has established a baseline for the status of the US elephant ivory market around the time that a series of changes to Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one ton [update: nearly two tons] of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trink Read more »
IFAW slams plans for rhino horn auction
26 June 2017
IFAW has rejected as shortsighted and potentially dangerous, plans by South Africa’s biggest rhino breeder to sell part of his rhino horn stockpile – 500 kgs of horn – in a legal global online auction in August 2017. “Any trad Read more »
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Out of Africa: Byting Down on Wildlife Cybercrime  (2017)
21 July 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
IFAW’s first ever research into online wildlife trade in Africa found 990 endangered and threatened wildlife advertisem Read more »
EU Ivory Trade Kills Elephants
29 June 2017 by jhart@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
tenBoma
1 June 2017 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
Open letter on climate change to President-elect and Congress
6 December 2016 by rbartlett
The International Fund for Animal Welfare joins 120 organizations from across civil society, including conservationists, fait Read more »
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China Crushes More Ivory in Beijing
29 May 2015 by adintino
This morning, China State Forestry Administration (SFA) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) jointly crushed 662 kg Read more »
IFAW’s Kristin Bauer Van Straten and Kelvin Alie appear on the latest installmen
27 May 2015 by 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
25 May 2015 by 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 »
A total of nine countries drawn from East, Central and Horn of Africa were repre
24 May 2015 by Jacqueline Nyagah
Samuel Mutua, IFAW Wildlife Trade Program Officer, writes about a recent training in Uganda. Wildlife trafficking is a Read more »
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