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

Elephants such as these, as well as tigers, mountain gorillas, cheetahs and more
19 July 2017 Peter LaFontaine
Congress is gearing up for an all-out assault on the Endangered Species Act (ESA), our country’s most effective Read more »
The poachers and the two five-foot tusks confiscated by the Wildlife Crimes Inve
17 July 2017 Mike Labuschagne
The Wildlife Crimes Investigations Unit (WCIU), established jointly by Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Read more »
Blue sharks remain the most heavily traded of all species in the Hong Kong fin t
14 July 2017 Matt Collis
You wouldn’t expect to find a shark in the Rhine River but the German city of Bonn, situated along the Rhine, is 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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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 of illegal ivory confiscated through state enforcement efforts. The ivory tusks, trinkets, statues, jewelry and other deco 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 »
India reveals massive illegal online trade in endangered Monitor lizards
21 June 2017
Yet another bizarre online trade in animal parts was revealed today, as Indian investigators announced they had uncovered massive evidence of the trade in endangered monitor lizards for their unusual “forked” penises. Hatha Jodi, are tou Read more »
20 June 2017
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has been working on the online wildlife trade since 2004. IFAW’s investigations enable to measure the extent and nature of online trade of both live animals and their derived products, as well as Read more »
Research identifies illegal wildlife trade on the Darknet
14 June 2017
Illegal wildlife traders may be turning their attention to the Darknet, a new INTERPOL research report has found. Experts from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation found limited, but clear evidence of criminals using the Darknet to sell illicit Read more »
Another record pangolin seizure in Hong Kong signals urgent need for demand redu
1 June 2017
Just three weeks to the day of the last massive pangolin seizure in Kuala Lumpur, another seven tons of pangolin scales were seized in Hong Kong coming from Nigeria. The amount of scales in this seizure alone represents thousands of pangolins being k 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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7 November 2014 by Dr. Ralf (Perry) Sonntag
Today some groundbreaking decisions have been taken for the survival of sharks and manta rays throughout the globe at the Read more »
Stop black rhino trophies at the border: hunting isn’t conservation
6 November 2014 by Jeffrey Flocken
Following their auctioning off the opportunity to hunt one endangered male black rhino – touted as a “ Read more »
At CMS, working to reconcilie “green“ values to include animal welfare
3 November 2014 by Azzedine Downes
Does the notion of a “green economy” go hand in hand with the pursuit of the “rights of nature”? If Read more »
Advocating species listings at CMS in Quito
2 November 2014 by Peter Pueschel
At the 11th Conference of Parties of the Convention of the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of Wild Animals in Quito Read more »
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