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

The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache
28th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with the presidents of Botswana, Gabon and Uganda Read more »
It is impossible to differentiate between species without genetic testing.
29th April 2016 Mark Hofberg
Earlier this week, a score of countries submitted proposals to transfer pangolins to Appendix I of the Convention on Read more »
Participants role play as customs officials and passengers at a fictitious airpo
26th April 2016 Jacqueline Nyagah
During a training held in Entebbe, Uganda, facilitators and participants took part in a practical exercise where Read more »
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15th March 2016
It’s nearly spring in Canada. The snow is beginning to melt, the maple sap is flowing, and the ice floes on the east Watch Video »
11th March 2016
Early this week, Curtis Wilmington, the owner of the Oahu gifts retailer Hawaiian Accessories, Inc. pleaded guilty to Watch Video »
3rd March 2016
On World Wildlife Day, I am proud to announce an extraordinary group of 34 young people, ages 18-25, from around the world Watch Video »
22nd February 2016
Animals_3_3_3b from wildperspective on Vimeo. Update: During one week more than 100,000 people saw the Russian version of a Watch Video »
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Largest ivory crush ever in Kenya
30th April 2016
Plumes of smoke drifted over Nairobi National Park today as Kenyan authorities torched 105 tonnes of ivory and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn – the largest single quantity of ivory to be destroyed anywhere in the world. “It is a massive quanti Read more »
©IFAW - archive photo
12th April 2016
Tomorrow (Wednesday) the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) and the Wildlife Trust of India (www.wildlifetrustofindia.org) will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Con Read more »
Ivory Seized in Nairobi
31st March 2016
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Canine Unit on Tuesday seized 64.12 kilograms of ivory at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The seizure was in transit from Mozambique to Bangkok. KWS said investigations are underway to determine the so Read more »
China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings.
23rd March 2016
Yesterday, China extended the ban on the imports of African elephant ivory carvings acquired after the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) took effect in 1975 and African elephant ivory acquired as Read more »
Malawi – Funding Enables Massive Strike Back against Illegal Wildlife Trade
15th March 2016
The fight to win the war on wildlife crime in Southern Africa has been given a massive boost in Malawi thanks to an initiative supported by the UK Government through the IWT Challenge Fund. Malawi has been identified as a major ivory trafficking hots Read more »
USFWS today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven
15th March 2016
Responding to a scientific petition by conservation groups, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) today said Endangered Species Act protections may be warranted for seven species of pangolin, one of the most sought-after and poached wild animals i Read more »
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tenBoma
23rd March 2016 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
An investigation of Hawaii's online ivory trade
26th February 2016 by rbartlett
As a major commercial hub for the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii has long been considered one of the United States’ bigges Read more »
The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by adintino
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 rbartlett
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
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Hope for elephants  as more Chinese feel remorse for ivory purchases
24th July 2013 by adintino
A recent evaluation of an advertising campaign by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to reduce ivory demand in Read more »
23rd July 2013 by Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Earlier this year, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s (IFAW) team deployed to the Republic of Congo as part Read more »
Online retailer Etsy takes a stand, bans sale of ivory and endangered wildlife p
23rd July 2013 by Tracy Coppola
Kudos to Etsy.com for its decision to prohibit the sale of ivory and all other products made from endangered species! From Read more »
Mrs. Clinton showed a genuine passion for taking on the issues of illegal wildli
22nd July 2013 by Kelvin Alie
I was honored to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare at a meeting at New York’s Central Park Zoo on 15 Read more »
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