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IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH

Identification number in the register: 22644632329-52
Registration date: 25/09/2009 11:23:07

The information on this entity was last modified on: 06/03/2015 16:21:08
The date of the last annual update was: 06/03/2015 16:21:08
Next update due latest on: 06/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH


Registered charity

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Max-Brauer-Allee, 62-64
Hamburg 22765

(+49 40) 866 5000

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Sonja Van Tichelen

EU Director - IFAW

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Sonja Van Tichelen

EU Director - IFAW

    Goals / remit

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).

  • European
  • global
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Environmental, Animal Welafre, Conservation, and environmental crime initiatives in the Commission, Council and Parliament







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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 6  



    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Barbara SLEE 27/11/2014 25/11/2015
Sonja Van Tichelen 31/07/2014 29/07/2015
Satyen SINHA 10/03/2015 06/03/2016
James Olivier François PIRNAY 17/12/2014 12/12/2015
Adrian HIEL 29/11/2014 27/11/2015
Staci McLennan 09/08/2014 07/08/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Consumer Affairs
  • Development
  • Education
  • Enlargement
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Trade
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation



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

07/2013  -  06/2014

< 9,999  

9,194,982 €

0 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

0 €

0 €

9,194,982 €

9,194,982 €

0 €

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.