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

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.
tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

tenBoma is the best chance we have to stop poachers.

Wildlife trade news

china ends domestic elephant ivory trade in 2017
3 January 2018 Grace Ge Gabriel
To stop the slaughter of elephants, we have to break every link on the trade chain—from poaching to trafficking to Read more »
Cambridge charity shop takes powerful stand against ivory!
16 November 2017 Clare Sterling
Homelessness charity Emmaus Cambridge’s warehouse regularly receives donations from local residents in Cambridgeshire Read more »
Why trade in rhino horn or elephant ivory will never help save these animals
14 November 2017 Tania McCrea-Steele
Yesterday I was asked to take part in a BBC Newsnight debate on the issue of rhino horn trade, in light of a South African 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 »
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 »
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Leading tech companies unite to stop online wildlife traffickers
7 March 2018
The world’s leading e-commerce, technology and social media companies are joining forces with Google and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to render online platforms and apps inoperable for wildlife traffickers to trade in endangered species. Today, 21 Read more »
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a stron
28 February 2018
William George & Co are a forward-thinking, proactive auction house with a strong, long-term vision for the future. Nowhere in that future do they see the continuation of practices that harm endangered wildlife. Today, William George & Co ann Read more »
Overwhelming response to UK ivory surrender to protect elephants
2 February 2018
An ivory surrender to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade has received overwhelming support from the UK public with almost 500 ivory items weighing around 150kgs donated in just a few months. The International Fu Read more »
China’s Largest Seizure of Pangolin Scales, Despite Global Ban, Demonstrates Nee
1 December 2017
Yesterday, Chinese Customs announced they had seized 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales – the largest seizure of pangolin scales to date – from a ship in Shenzhen in July. As a leader in a coalition of over 20 groups who worked successfully t Read more »
Japan Whaling – CITES Fails to Act on Imports
27 November 2017
The world’s most important conservation body has avoided taking action against Japan for its trade in endangered sei whales. While many governments expressed concern, ultimately it was decided only to seek more information from Japan at this ti Read more »
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 »
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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
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
The International Fund for Animal Welfare’s briefing summarizes the important steps taken by the EU and at the intern Read more »
1 June 2017 by rbartlett
This pdf document provides an overview of IFAW's tenBoma program. Read more »
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Conserving endangered species of sharks at international convention
1 March 2016 by Dr. Akram Darwich
Recently, at the 2nd meeting of the signatories (MOS2) to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) - Sharks Memorandum of Read more »
IFAW applauds European Commission’s Action Plan to tackle illegal wildlife trade
26 February 2016 by adintino
The European Commission launched the European action plan against wildlife trafficking (link) in Brussels today, an historic Read more »
This decision is a great victory in the fight against wildlife crime
26 February 2016 by Satyen Sinha
The European Commission and Dutch Presidency of the European Union today launched an intergovernmental European Action Plan Read more »
Decisive momentum in tackling wildlife trafficking for the European Union around
22 February 2016 by adintino
The European Commission launches the European action plan against wildlife trafficking in Brussels on Friday 26th February. Read more »
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