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
On Monday, the first ever legal online auction of rhino horn will be held by a South African auction house. The horn to be Read more »
In November 2008, South Africa sold 51.8 tons (47 tonnes) of stockpiled ivory to
11 August 2017 Grace Ge Gabriel
I have never felt as optimistic for elephants as I feel today on this World Elephant Day 2017. For me, in the past 10 years Read more »
9 August 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
This blog originally apppeared on ebayinc.com on August 9, 2017, written by Mike Carson, Senior Manager of Global Policy and 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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IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22 May 2015 by adintino
In celebration of the upcoming World Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, IFAW crushed 257 ivory items it had been given by Read more »
The markets for wildlife products, both off and online, is threatening the survi
22 May 2015 by 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 »
IFAW CEO Azzedine Downes appears on CNN on black rhino hunt
20 May 2015 by Azzedine Downes
Watch the video above to hear my thoughts on the black rhino hunt with CNN anchor Maggie Lake.  At the International Read more »
IFAW, in partnership with the School for Field Studies and the Kenya Wildlife Se
19 May 2015 by Evan Mkala
Where do the elephants of Amboseli National Park go when they leave the protected boundaries of the park? Previous research Read more »
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