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

uk moves forward on a total ivory ban
6 October 2017 David Cowdrey
Hearing today that the UK government is launching a consultation to ban ivory is brilliant news. IFAW and our peers Read more »
13 September 2017 Elena Zharkova
While attending a recent conference hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations I had the opportunity to Read more »
elephant calf in kasungu national park
6 September 2017 Deanne Gibbs
The increase in scale and nature of the illegal wildlife trade combined with Malawi’s previously undeveloped and 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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Global commitment secured to safeguard African wildlife at UN conference
26 October 2017
IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare) welcomed the commitment by world governments to increase protection for some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife: lions, leopards, chimpanzees and giraffes at the 12th Meeting of the Conference of t Read more »
Internationally renowned street artist brings his world mural tour to London to
5 September 2017
Who: ‘Sonny’ – South African (British-born) street artist with a global following uses his dramatic style of street art to create eye-catching murals depicting endangered wildlife and brings his ‘To The Bone’ tour to Lon Read more »
IFAW unveils key partnership with Morocco to tackle illegal wildlife trade
24 August 2017
With illegal wildlife trade being one of the most serious threats to biodiversity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Moroccan government’s High Commission for Water, Forests, and Combating Desertification (HCEFLCD) are an Read more »
Rare, endangered gyrfalcons intercepted, rehabilitated and returned to the wild
21 August 2017
Fifteen rare falcons were rescued and rehabilitated in joint effort by International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and ANO “Wild Animal Rescue Centre” (WARC). The raptors are saker and gyrfalcon species. Nine endangered saker falcons wer Read more »
South Africa’s rhino auction – selling a bloody harvest for profit
16 August 2017
Experts say South Africa’s first ever legal auction of rhinoceros horn will enrich few, and is likely to speed the road to extinction for one of the world’s most endangered species. The auction takes place on Monday. “This sale of r Read more »
Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World
11 August 2017
On Saturday millions of animal lovers around the world will be raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land animal, the elephant. “On this World Elephant Day we are celebrating the global momentum to shut down all ivory markets. Awareness an Read more »
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A Living Success Story: The Marine Mammal Protection Act
10 November 2017 by sdemo
The United States is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) this year. In this report, w Read more »
Ivory Seizures in Europe 2006-2015
13 September 2017 by aclark
We have reached a critical point in time for elephants. The number of wild elephants across the world has fallen dramatically Read more »
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 »
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Blue sharks remain the most heavily traded of all species in the Hong Kong fin t
14 July 2017 by 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 »
A woman holds an ivory carving being sold at a market in Brussels, Belgium. This
13 July 2017 by Tania McCrea-Steele
This week eBay spoke up for the plight of elephants by encouraging the European Union to adopt a complete ban of all ivory Read more »
One ton of elephant ivory to be destroyed in Central Park
12 July 2017 by adintino
WHAT:      The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will destroy more than one Read more »
Innovative ivory fingerprinting kit arrives in France
10 July 2017 by David Cowdrey
Two of IFAW’s new ivory fingerprinting printing kits, which were developed in the UK by the Metropolitan Police and Read more »
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