INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE
IFAW saves animals.
We rescue individual animals, protect entire populations and preserve precious habitat.
Founded in 1969, the International Fund for Animal Welfare saves individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW provides hands-on assistance to animals in need, whether it's dogs and cats, wildlife and livestock, or rescuing animals in the wake of disasters. We also advocate saving populations from cruelty and depletion, such as our campaign to end commercial whaling and seal hunts.
View our Glossary and Statements of Principle
Guiding ideas Our vision: Our vision is a world where animals are respected and protected.
Our mission: IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world.
Our promise: We promise supporters and policy makers effective animal protection solutions delivered with intelligence, compassion and integrity.
Our belief: IFAW believes in the intrinsic value of animals and that we have a responsibility to protect them from suffering and commercial exploitation.
Our work: We rescue and care for individual animals and deliver effective solutions for the long-term protection of animal populations and habitats.
We promote addressing animal welfare concerns in policy, legislation and society.
Our team: Our team includes rescue workers, veterinarians, policy experts, campaigners, scientists, educators and the highest quality support staff all driven by a determination to help animals in need.
Our approach: We are international, with local expertise and leadership in all of our field offices. Through strong international coordination, we leverage regional campaigns and projects to achieve global influence and impact.
Our work connects animal welfare and conservation, demonstrating that healthy populations, naturally sustaining habitats and the welfare of individual animals are intertwined.
We use our hands-on projects on the ground to inform and influence policy.
We are sensitive to the needs of communities and work for solutions that benefit both animals and people..
Local Office: Oceania
6 Belmore Street
Sydney NSW 2010
Tel: +61 2 9288 4900
Tel: 1 800 00 IFAW
Fax: +61 2 9288 4901
IFAW experts are available for comment on a wide array of animal welfare topics both as a general resource and for media interviews.
Contact IFAW Experts
International Office: International Headquarters
290 Summer Street
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Tel: +1 (508) 744 2000
Tel: +1 (800) 932 4329
Fax: +1 (508) 744 2099
DONATIONS WELCOME AND CRUCIAL TO CONTINUE IFAW'S VITAL WORK!
Please visit IFAW's website for donation details.