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

Humans poach more pangolins than rhinos, elephants, and tigers combined.
30th June 2015 Peter LaFontaine
Take your average hedgehog, expand it to the size of a beach ball, then plate it in armored scales, give it a long, sticky Read more »
Saiga run the risk of getting trapped in a raging and deadly burn.
A dry, unbearable heat has arrived on the steppe, making the ground hard and turning green grass a lifeless yellow. What Read more »
Ganga defied the laws of nature and gave birth in a span of 26 months.
29th June 2015 Rupa Gandhi Chaudhary
    It’s a boy! IFAW-WTI’s effort to repopulate Manas National Park in Assam is paying rich Read more »
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3rd April 2015
Warning this video contains graphic material. For now, there is peace on the ice.  Harp seals are currently “off Watch Video »
7th May 2015
Even though elephants can weigh up to seven tons and most people will never see an elephant in the wild, elephants share Watch Video »
26th March 2015
INTERPOL’s Operation Infra (International Fugitive Round Up and Arrest) Terra led the way as an outstanding example Watch Video »
6th March 2015
As director of IFAW’s education program, I don’t usually attend ivory crushes or burns. In fact, I had no idea Watch Video »
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His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales meeting the CEO and President of IFAW, Az
1st July 2015
A new alliance of conservation organisations has been launched to stem the crisis facing the world’s remaining Asian elephants – thought to number only 35,000 – 45,000. Habitat loss, along with ivory poaching, has devastated the pop Read more »
U.S. Government Destroys More Than a Ton of Ivory in Times Square
19th June 2015
USFWS and State of New York Joined by Wildlife and Conservation NGOs to Raise Awareness of Poaching Crisis and Ivory Trade The United States today destroyed more than one ton of illegal ivory confiscated through the law enforcement efforts of the U.S Read more »
U.S. to destroy one ton of ivory in Times Square this week
15th June 2015
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will destroy more than one ton of contraband ivory in New York City on Friday, June 19 alongside conservation leaders including International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The event, which is intended to r Read more »
SA Govt Faces Legal Challenge to Open Domestic Rhino Horn Trade
12th June 2015
Private rhino breeders go head to head with the South African Government on Monday, in a court case that seeks to lift the moratorium on domestic rhino trade. The civil case is set down in the Pretoria High Court and has been brought by two of South Read more »
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizu
8th June 2015
Kenya’s arrest of three suspects, thought to be the kingpins linked to the seizures of nearly seven tonnes of elephant ivory in Singapore and Thailand since the end of April, has been applauded by the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFA Read more »
Coalition of Leading Conservation and Animal Protection Groups Supports Massachu
8th June 2015
A coalition of leading animal welfare organizations including the MSPCA-Angell, Zoo New England, Born Free USA, International Fund for Animal Welfare, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International have joined together to en Read more »
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The U.S. March to Save Elephants Infographic
15th June 2015 by
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
World Wildlife Day Infographic Serious Stats About Wildlife Crime Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Shark Read more »
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino
3rd March 2015 by
World Wildlife Day Ad Don’t Let Them Disappear Rhino Read more »
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Regional Capacity and Cooperation Crucial to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
22nd May 2015 by
Seventy one officers from Interpol, wildlife law enforcement and CITES management authorities in nine African countries, Read more »
IFAW Destroys 257 Ivory Items for World Biodiversity Day
22nd May 2015 by
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
22nd 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
20th 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 »
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