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

IFAW is disrupting poaching networks in partnerships with INTERPOL, and others a
IFAW is disrupting poaching networks in partnerships with INTERPOL, and others across the globe.

IFAW is disrupting poaching networks in partnerships with INTERPOL, and others across the globe.

Wildlife trade news

IFAW Honorary Board member, her excellency Princess Alia bint Al-Hussein encoura
With the help of the Princess Alia Foundation, the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Middle East office Read more »
Youth Forum Delegate: Advocating for island iguanas
22nd June 2016 Imogen Scott
The following is one in a series of blogs leading up to our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife in Johannesburg in September Read more »
United Arab Emirates’ FNC (Federal National Council) new draft law to regulate t
21st June 2016 Dima Abo Kous
The United Arab Emirates’ FNC (Federal National Council) passed a draft law last week to regulate the ownership of Read more »
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17th June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
16th May 2016
Implementing systems and technologies to prevent elephant poaching in Africa can be complicated. Working with Kenya Watch Video »
3rd May 2016
Bearing witness to the destruction of 105 tonnes of elephant ivory in Kenya this past weekend was a moving experience. The Watch Video »
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 »
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Huge ivory bust in South Sudan – goods headed for Malaysia
24th June 2016
Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released pictures of more than a ton of ivory was seized in South Sudan last week. The ivory tusks and pieces weighed 2,800 pounds and were confiscated at Juba International Airport in South Suda Read more »
The European Union adopted an Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
20th June 2016
 Earlier today, EU Ministers of the Environment unanimously endorsed the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking published by the European Commission last February. The European Union now has the much-needed frame to coordinate a strategic a Read more »
New IFAW Report Provides In-Depth Look at  Scope and Scale of Trophy Hunting Ind
14th June 2016
U.S. is Largest Importer of Hunting Trophies By Far Today the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) released Killing For Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade. The new report provides an in-depth look at the scope and scale of t Read more »
UWA, Conservation Partners Strengthen Law Enforcement Response to Wildlife Crime
14th June 2016
AWF and IFAW host workshop with wildlife authority to improve judicial processes around combating wildlife crime The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) today began a Read more »
Ségolène Royal announces ivory ban in France
2nd May 2016
The French minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, Ségolène Royal, seized the opportunity of the biggest ivory destruction ever in Kenya last Saturday to announce internationally her decision to adopt a total ban of ivory sales Read more »
Largest ivory burn 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 »
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Killing for Trophies: An Analysis of Global Trophy Hunting Trade
13th June 2016 by rbartlett
The result of a comprehensive analysis of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora Read more »
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 »
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Ivory Kingpin Arrested
9th August 2013 by adintino
In a rare glimmer of good news in the ongoing battle to save elephants and rhinos from organised crime one of West Africa Read more »
5 reasons to think before you leap into an exotic pet purchase
9th August 2013 by Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed
Keeping wild animals as pets is an ongoing issue in the Middle East and North Africa (like other regions around the world); Read more »
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7th August 2013 by adintino
Today’s seizure of a reported 1,120 ivory tusks in Hong Kong brings to over three tons the amount of illegal elephant Read more »
Photo: left to right  James Isiche, IFAW East Africa Director, Julius Kipng'etic
31st July 2013 by Kelvin Alie
Today, July 31st 2013, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) joins wildlife park rangers around the world to Read more »
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