International Fund for Animal Welfare

Vision: A world where animals are respected and protected.

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 principles: In order to achieve IFAW’s vision of a world where animals are respected and protected, we follow key principles in our hands-on projects with animals and in our advocacy work to secure better animal welfare protection in policy, legislation and society:

  • It should be recognized that animals have intrinsic value and are sentient beings.
  • Policy should be based on sound science within an ethical framework for animals.
  • Conservation decisions should be guided by ecological sustainability and biological sustainability, and the precautionary principle within an ethical framework for animals.

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.We use our hands-on projects on the ground to inform and influence policy and practices at the international, national and community level.Our work connects animal welfare and conservation, demonstrating that healthy populations, naturally sustaining habitats and the welfare of individual animals are intertwined.We work closely with communities to find solutions that benefit both animals and people.

Our team: Our team includes rescue workers, conservation specialists, rural community development experts, wildlife crime prevention and enforcement professionals, veterinarians, policy experts, campaigners, scientists, educators and the highest quality support staff all driven by a determination to help animals in need.

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Washington, DC 20036
United States
Issue Areas: 
Animal Welfare, Disaster Prevention and Preparedness, Education, Climate Change / Environment
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