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

13 July 2018 Eleonora Panella
In the past months, we have seen some promising steps for the protection of elephants at the European level, steered also Read more »
Larger than Tigers: Inputs for a strategic approach to biodiversity conservation
1 June 2018 Eleonora Panella
Asia is home to over half of the world's population and almost one fifth of its land mass. At the same time, Asia has Read more »
Disrupting wildlife cybercrime in Europe and Russia – new report uncovers the sc
24 May 2018 Tania McCrea-Steele
You could be forgiven for thinking that wildlife crime is something that only affects animals and people in Africa and Asia 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 »
18 October 2016
Our tenBoma project continues to grow and make an impact for the protection of elephants. When we announced our partnership Watch Video »
29 September 2016
Kasungu National Park, on the Zambian border in central western Malawi, used to be home to thriving elephant, buffalo and Watch Video »
27 September 2016
Namibia, South Africa and Botswana urged Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora ( Watch Video »
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eBay and IFAW celebrate a decade-long ivory ban across company platforms
24 January 2019
  This month marks 10 years since eBay introduced a global ivory ban across its platforms to help protect elephants. eBay’s ivory ban, combined with their Animal and Wildlife Products Policy and with support from the In Read more »
UK ivory ban welcomed as vital and historic victory to protect elephants
20 December 2018
Today’s successful passing of the UK ivory ban with Royal Assent has been welcomed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as a positive and vital step to help end the elephant poaching crisis. After the Ivory Bill passed its final Read more »
IFAW welcomes the Dutch ivory ban as a first step
17 December 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) congratulates the Dutch government for making progress on the fight against ivory trade, following the announcement today of a Dutch ivory ban on raw ivory, without waiting for possible further actions Read more »
Partnering to combat wildlife crime in Kenya and Uganda
19 November 2018
A training workshop to equip enforcement officers stationed at One-Stop Border Posts (OSBP) in Kenya and Uganda with skills to detect and deter transnational wildlife trafficking began today in Kampala, Uganda. The training workshop hosted by the Uga Read more »
 Global Wildlife Cybercrime Action Plan brings together critical actors in the f
12 October 2018
The world’s most endangered species are under threat from a poaching crisis and mounting evidence shows that traffickers are switching from physical markets to virtual ones, as more and more use the internet to market poached and live protected Read more »
The poaching crisis and how to tackle illegal wildlife trade under the spotlight
11 October 2018
As world leaders, private companies and others gather in London for the opening of the UK Government-hosted Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Conference, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is calling for urgent action to stop wildlife traffi Read more »
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Joint NGO letter on restricting ivory trade in the EU
7 December 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
Letter to President Juncker, Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Katainen, by IFAW together with many animal protection Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2016
14 February 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW Annual Report 2016 Read more »
NGOs joint help-sheet on EU Ivory consultation
18 October 2017 by jjohnson
Help save elephants by contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on ivory trade in the EU 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 »
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eBay and IFAW celebrate a decade-long ivory ban across company platforms
24 January 2019 by aclose@ifaw.org
  This month marks 10 years since eBay introduced a global ivory ban across its platforms to help protect elephants Read more »
UK ivory ban welcomed as vital and historic victory to protect elephants
20 December 2018 by bwiacek
Today’s successful passing of the UK ivory ban with Royal Assent has been welcomed by the International Fund for Read more »
IFAW welcomes the Dutch ivory ban as a first step
17 December 2018 by bwiacek
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) congratulates the Dutch government for making progress on the fight against Read more »
Joint NGO letter on restricting ivory trade in the EU
7 December 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
Letter to President Juncker, Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Katainen, by IFAW together with many animal Read more »
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