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.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has sent desperately needed emergency funds to Cyprus to help feed animals facing starvation because of the current financial crisis.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is urging Japan to abandon its dying whaling industry as the fleet returns to port with its lowest Antarctic catch since ‘scientific whaling’ began in 1987.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is disappointed that the UK Government has failed to commit long term support for the National Wildlife Crime Unit, a highly skilled policing unit, which is spearheading the UK’s fight against wildlife crime.
As the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Bangkok comes to a close, IFAW is celebrating an historic CoP that left polar bears in the cold but brought additional protection to an unprecedented number of species. In addition to numerous positive results the tone and level of the discussion, which has been rancorous in the past, was largely constructive.
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IFAW has welcomed the decision today by the 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP 16) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to give greater protection to three species of hammerhead sharks, the oceanic whitetip shark and the porbeagle.