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

The IUCN pass a pangolin resolution that is a victory for all pangolins. PHOTO:
31st August 2016 Mark Hofberg
Scientists from around the world agree: All pangolins need to be protected. That’s the message made clear by the Read more »
Elephants have reached the tipping point and the next 5 years are critical.
31st August 2016 Jason Bell
The recent update from the Great Elephant Census (GEC), which has been underway across the African continent over the past Read more »
Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegate Connel Bradwell works in environmen
29th August 2016 Nancy Barr
The following blog has been written by one of our Youth Forum for People and Wildlife delegates, Connel Bradwell. For more Read more »
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12th August 2016
This piece was co-authored by John Scanlon, Secretary General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Watch Video »
29th June 2016
BornToBeFree Trailer 3'05 from Dasha Domukhovskaya on Vimeo. Last week, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta announced that Watch Video »
27th June 2016
Technologies developed for outer space uses have helped scientists discover underground water sources in drought-stricken Watch Video »
17th June 2016
Kulimba (“Strength”) was the name Remke Lasance, a Dutch national who has been living and volunteering in Watch Video »
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Motion to Protect Pangolins Passess IUCN World Conservation Congress
31st August 2016
The world’s most heavily trafficked mammal finds wave of support among world conservation leaders at IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest gathering of conservation leaders. IUCN has passed a motion outlining a path to bro Read more »
Rhino Horn and Ivory Trade Ban: France is almost exemplary
17th August 2016
Although her speech in Nairobi heralded a total  ivory trade ban in France, a more toned down version has just been published in the decree issued jointly by Ségolène Royal, Minister of the Environment, Energy, and Marine Affairs, Read more »
Tech Industry Leaders Join Forces against Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Online
12th August 2016
On World Elephant Day, online companies unite against wildlife cybercriminals by adopting measures to fight illegal wildlife trade On World Elephant Day, leading e-commerce and social media companies are implementing critical steps to stop the sale Read more »
IFAW congratulates African partner LATF on arrests of ivory kingpins
5th August 2016
IFAW congratulates the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) on conducting a successful operation from July 28th to August 2nd that led to the seizure of 1.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and the arrest of two ivory trafficking kingpins in the Republic of Co Read more »
Combating Wildlife Crime in Ethiopia
11th July 2016
A training workshop to increase the expertise of law enforcement officers from customs, federal police, airport police and, Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) as CITES management authorities based at Bole International Airport, to comba Read more »
Tanzania must act to revoke Green Mile Safari licence
8th July 2016
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) was appalled to learn that Green Mile Safari—the same organisation responsible for a hunting video showing shocking animal abuse in 2014—has been awarded a 2016 hunting permit. “IFAW Read more »
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Combatting Wildlife Cybercrime
25th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pocket Guide - CoP17 - 2016
25th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) sponsors a Conference of the Part Read more »
CITES Pangolin Fact Sheet
24th August 2016 by sgjohnson
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) seeks to ensure that internationa Read more »
Standardized Policy Framework for e-Commerce and Social Media Companies
11th August 2016 by rbartlett
An efficient and impactful first step towards removing illegal wildlife products online is the adoption of a standardized, in Read more »
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Partnering with US ivory crush in Denver, urging more countries to destroy their
15th November 2013 by Azzedine Downes
Yesterday, I was proud to represent the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) in the events surrounding the US Read more »
14th November 2013 by Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
In the brief video above, Dr. Jane Goodall and Sir Iain Douglas-Hamilton ask the nations of the world to call for a global Read more »
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14th November 2013 by adintino
Several tons of elephant ivory have been found concealed in a freight container on the island of Zanzibar. The seizure was Read more »
U.S. Ivory Crush
14th November 2013 by adintino
IFAW Statement:  Azzedine Downes, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Read more »
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