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Profile of registrant

IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH

Identification number in the register: 22644632329-52
Registration date: 25/09/09 11:23:07

The information on this organisation was last modified on 18/09/14 13:33:29
The date of the last annual update was 18/09/14 13:33:29

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH
Acronym: IFAW
Legal status: Registered charity
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Sonja Van Tichelen
Position: EU Director - IFAW

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Sonja Van Tichelen
Position: EU Director - IFAW

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 62-64 Max-Brauer-Allee 
Hamburg 22765
Telephone number: (+49 40) 866 5000
Fax number: (+49 40) 866 500 22
Other contact information: IFAW European Union
1 boulevard Charlemagne, Bte 72
B-1041 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 282 0694 or +32 2 230 9717
Fax : +32 2 231 0402

International Fund for Animal Welfare
4 rue Edouard Mignot
Reims 51065
Tel: +33-3-26-48-0548
Fax: +33-3-26-48-1435

Stichting IFAW
Javastraat 56
2585 AR, Den Haag
Tel: +31-70-335-5011
Fax: +31-70-385-0940

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
(a registered charity)
87-90 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UD
Tel: +44-207-587-6703
Fax: +44-207-587-6721

IFAW in Action
87-90 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7UD
Tel: +44-207-587-6703
Fax: +44-207-587-6721

Branch Office of IFAW in Action:
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Smolensky Passage
Smolenskaya Square 3
121099 Moscow
Tel: +7 (495) 937 83 86
Fax: +7 (495) 937 82 90

International Fund for Animal Welfare (Australia)
6 Belmore Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: +61-29-288-4900
Fax: +61-29-288-4901

International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.
290 Summer Street
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
Tel: +1 508 744 2100
Fax: +1 508 744 2149

Representative Offices of International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc.:
IFAW Beijing Representative Office
1-7-1 Tayuan Diplomatic Office Building
No.14 Liangmahe South Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100600
Tel: +86 10 6440 2960
Fax: +86 10 6440 2356

International Fund for Animal Welfare
P. O. Box 43756
Al-Khaleej Street 295
Heritage House
Al Shindagal Area
Bur Dubai

International Fund for Animal Welfare Limited
PO Box 25499
ACS Plaza, 2nd Floor
Lenana Road
00603 Nairobi
Tel: +254 2 570 540 (or 561 014)
Fax: +254 2 574 506

International Fund for Animal Welfare Inc
Fonds International pour la Protection des animaux inc.
301 1/2 Bank Street, Unit 2
Ottawa, ON K2P 1X7
Tel: +1-888-500-4329
Fax: +1-613-241-0641

40 Norwich St., Est Guelph
Ontario, N1H 2G6

International Fund for Animal Welfare
Suite 3A, Steenberg House
Steenberg Office Park
Silverwood Close
Tel: +27-21-701-8642
Fax: +27-21-701-8649

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: IFAW’s mission: To improve the welfare of wildlife and domestic animals throughout the world 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 to advance the well-being of both animals and people.
IFAW in Germany is one of ten affiliated companies located in the UK (2 companies), US, South Africa, Australia, France, Canada and the Netherlands with five representative offices in the EU, China, Kenya, United Arab Emirates and Russia. All of these companies and offices participate in IFAW’s six global initiatives (Seals, Whales, Elephants, Companion Animals, Emergency Response and Wildlife Trade).
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Barbara SLEE 27/11/14 25/11/15
Sonja Van Tichelen 31/07/14 29/07/15
Satyen SINHA 14/03/14 12/03/15
James Olivier François PIRNAY 17/12/14 12/12/15
Adrian HIEL 29/11/14 27/11/15
Staci McLennan 09/08/14 07/08/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Wildlife trade: EU policies and positions in CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), EU CITES regulation
Marine mammals and habitats: Marine Strategy Framework Directive; Habitats Directive; EU co-ordination in the International Whaling Commission; regulation concerning trade in seal products
Fisheries: By-catch of small cetaceans
Development: Funding
Animal Welfare Policy

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Education
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Trade
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

IFAW is an international member of Eurogroup for Animals, the umbrella group representing animal welfare organizations in Europe.
IFAW collaborates through an MOC with CMS (Convention on Migratory Species).
IFAW is a founding member of the i-monk Alliance, a network of organizations dedicated to the conservation of the highly endangered Mediterranean monk seal.
IFAW is a founding member of the Transatlantic Animal Welfare Council (TAWC), a forum to strengthen the relationship and coooperation between animal welfare groups in Europe and the US.
IFAW has consultative status in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
IFAW has full consultative status in the IMO (International Marine Organisation).

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2012 - 06/2013
Total budget: 9,905,085
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 9,905,085
- donations: 9,905,085
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

To carry out its mission, IFAW engages in activities that inform the public and influence policymaking in the European Union on animal welfare and habitat conservation.

The number inserted after "Total number of members that are natural persons” represents the number of individual Donors from countries within the European Union.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.