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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Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no longer economically viable closing the local whaling industry. “This is very good news for minke whales and Iceland, Read more »
Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife
22 June 2018
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Baidu, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched an historical initiative to protect biodiversity, at Baidu’s headquarters in Beijing.  In the joint initiative, nam Read more »
International Fund for Animal Welfare and National Whistleblower Center form str
13 June 2018
Partnership bolsters efforts in tackling wildlife trafficking around the globe The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and National Whistleblower Center (NWC) have signed a strategic cooperative agreement to further advance efforts in combat Read more »
INTERPOL & IFAW co-host cross-sector workshop to address cyber-enabled wildlife
5 June 2018
Following a recent report issued by IFAW, this global workshop brings together key stakeholders to identify and share best practices. Cyber-enabled wildlife crime poses a significant threat to the survival of endangered and threatened species, s Read more »
IFAW welcomes cooperation agreement between World Organisation for Animal Health
31 May 2018
The International Coalition for Animal Welfare (ICFAW) has announced the adoption by OIE Member Countries of a cooperation agreement between the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and ICFAW. This agreement will further advance this close work Read more »
IFAW’s latest report on online wildlife trade highlights the scale and nature o
23 May 2018
Research conducted in France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom found almost one-fifth of the posts offering ivory or suspected ivory products Disrupt: Wildlife Cybercrime – Uncovering the scale of online wildlife trade – released t Read more »
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IFAW Annual Report 2016
18 June 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 »
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 »
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Minke whaling in Iceland has stopped
27 July 2018 by tdegroot@ifaw.org
Hunting of minke whales has ended in Iceland. Media sources reported today that cost and poor profits has made whaling no Read more »
13 July 2018 by 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 »
Tech giant Baidu joins IFAW to save wildlife
22 June 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and Baidu, the leading Chinese language internet search provider, launched Read more »
IFAW Annual Report 2016
18 June 2018 by aclose@ifaw.org
IFAW Annual Report 2016 Read more »
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