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.
Increases in poaching means it's a critical time for the review of Endangered Species regulations says IFAW's David Cowdrey.
The President of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, on a state visit to the United States, and the US President, Barack Obama, have made history by announcing that the two countries would take swift action to protect elephants from the ongoing poaching crisis.
With one elephant killed for its ivory every 15 minutes, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is marking World Elephant Day (12 August) by highlighting what is being done to save them.
South African Airways has back pedaled on its three month old ban on the transportation of rhino, elephant, lion and tiger hunting trophies, quietly announcing on a “need to know” basis that they were back in business to handle the gory cargo.
Leading animal welfare charity the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is delighted that the Government has come unstuck in its attempts to sabotage the Hunting Act.