Help protect animals from wildlife crime

IFAW and law enforcement officials examine illegal goods.

On Wildlife Conservation Day, December 4th, IFAW, US embassies around the world and a coalition of animal protection and conservation groups launched a global effort to encourage people around the world to help "Stop Wildlife Crime" by raising awareness of the serious, cruel nature of wildlife crime and signing a pledge to help protect wildlife such as elephants, rhino, and tigers which are poached for their ivory, horn and skins.  

“Stop Wildlife Crime” is part of the US Government’s new global initiative to fight wildlife crime announced by Hillary Clinton and the US State Department in November.

IFAW has been partnering with INTERPOL since 2006 to combat organized criminal networks that are poaching and trafficking some of the world’s most iconic wildlife species, including elephants, rhinos, and tigers, and threatening the lives of the rangers who protect them. 

To protect animals in the wild, IFAW addresses every link on the chain of wildlife crime from training and equipping anti-poaching ranger teams in the field, to supporting law enforcement officers so they can intercept criminals buying, selling and transporting illegal wildlife products, to educating consumers to reject endangered wildlife products, especially in China, the world’s largest market for wildlife products.

Watch a video about the 2012 IFAW and INTERPOL Operation Worthy, the largest ever transnational wildlife trafficking enforcement operation in Africa.

Learn more about IFAW’s work to fight wildlife trafficking on our website.

Make a donation to help protect wildlife.

Download a brochure about wildlife crime and what can be done to stop it.

Take the Stop Wildlife Crime pledge.