IFAW is one of the world's leading international animal welfare and conservation organisations.
Founded in 1969, IFAW today has representation in 16 countries and works in more than 40. IFAW campaigns to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals by reducing commercial exploitation of animals, protecting wildlife habitats and assisting animals in distress. IFAW seeks to motivate the public to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote animal welfare and conservation policies that advance the well-being of both animals and people.
We are joined in this important work over one million supporters worldwide, including some 400,000 here in the UK. This broad base of support makes it possible for IFAW to engage communities, government leaders, and like-minded organisations around the world and achieve lasting solutions to pressing animal welfare and conservation challenges - solutions that benefit both animals and people. Over the years, our approach has been as varied as the species we protect.
For more information on International Fund for Animal Welfare visit the IFAW website.
IUCN African Elephant Summit in Botswana agrees to take urgent action to halt elephant poaching and ivory trafficking.
At an international polar bear forum this week IFAW called on countries to go further in addressing threats to polar bears including climate change.
University of Aberdeen urged to publicly sever links with Iceland’s whaling programme after whale harpooning revealed.
IFAW has started a vaccination campaign for Typhoon-stricken animals in Leyte and Samar islands.
Hundreds of representatives from around the world gathered today to tackle environmental crime.