International Fund for Animal Welfare

IFAW

Yarmouth Port, Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA

Region Active

International

Non-profit

1969

Activity

Conservation of animals and plants, Marine conservation,

Description

IFAW is an international animal protection foundation. Amongst their many activities, they are involved in marine initiatives including anti-whaling and the protection of dolphins. It is one of the largest animal welfare and conservation charities in the world. The organization works to rescue individual animals, safeguard populations, preserve habitat, and advocate for greater protections. IFAW was instrumental in ending the commercial seal hunt in Canada. In 1983 Europe banned all whitecoat harp seals products. This ban helped save over 1 million seals. IFAW operates in over 40 countries