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Our mission is to advance conservation governance by building political support, providing on-the-ground solutions.

What Makes Us Different

The ICCF Group serves a congressional caucus model to build political will around unifying topics of natural resource management. Our programs engage political decision makers in the United States and partner nations, and deploy top conservation professionals from U.S. and Canadian governments. In this capacity we work to ensure the sustained buy-in of governments for the efficacy of projects to conserve ecosystems vital to our global economy.

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End Game

Calling U.S. response to the African elephant and rhinoceros poaching crisis.

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Addressing the Poaching Crisis

Building political will to improve governance on wildlife, toughening policies across borders, and accessing international support.


Managing Healthy Fish Populations

Meeting rising nutritional demands, protecting fish species, and preserving the economic well-being of fishermen—now and over the long term.


The Latest with ICCF

04 October 2017

Legislators Sign Declaration to Strengthen Mexico’s Commitment to CITES Compliance in NAFTA Negotiations

Under the leadership of Senator Marcela Guerra, Co-Chair of the Mexican Conservation Parliamentary Group, participating Members of Congress signed a legislative declaration committing to Mexico’s compliance with CITES and calling for NAFTA parties to consider provisions promoting sustainable, traceable trade.

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03 October 2017

National Security Briefing: Science & Technology to Prevent Ocean Crimes

On October 3rd, the Oceans Caucus Foundation hosted the first in a series of briefings on National Security. This briefing, featuring speakers from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), centered on the role of science and technology in preventing ocean crimes.

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27 September 2017

Colombian Ocean Governance: A Forum for Policy Developments and Territorial Solutions.

With the leadership of the Oceans Caucus Co-Chair and Vice-Chair of the Senate's Fifth Committee Daira Galvis, an ICCF Breakfast was held for members of the Conservation Caucus, the Oceans Caucus, and the Colombian Commission for Oceans

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20 September 2017

Committing to International Conservation Through Public-Private Partnerships

As world leaders gathered in New York for the U.N. General Assembly, The ICCF Group brought together leaders at the highest levels of government, business, and the nonprofit sector to celebrate successful public-private partnerships for conservation and encourage continued market-driven efforts to conserve the world's natural resources.

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20 September 2017

Colombia to Strengthen its Sustainable Growth Policies

The Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic, along with representatives of the Center of Research and High Legislative Studies and the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF), presented the Global Institute for Green Growth’s model for sustainable development through legislative action.

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18 September 2017

Strengthening Colombia National Parks' Interpretation Capacity

The ICCF International Conservation Corps has initiated on-the-ground work in Tayrona National Park to carry out workshops that will strengthen the interpretation and communication capacities for the park.

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14 September 2017

Naibunga Stakeholders Workshop on Peace and Security for Conservation

The Naibunga Conservancy, led by ICCF International Conservation Corps Project Manager John Olekeshine, hosted a two-day workshop with stakeholders to discuss peace and security for conservation.

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08 September 2017

Assessing Ecotourism Potential in San Juan del Cesar, Colombia

From September 6-8, Members of ICCF’s International Conservation Corps visited San Juan del Cesar in La Guajira, Colombia and its newly designated Protected Forest Preserve: the Manantial de Cañaverales.

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05 September 2017

Forum: The Contribution of Forest Ecosystems for Sustainable Development in Mexico

On September 5, the Mexican Conservation Parliamentary Group, in conjunction with ICCF Mexico, hosted a forum on the “Contribution of Forests Toward Achieving Sustainable Development Goals.”

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01 September 2017

Malawi Caucus Members Visit Tanzania, Develop Recommendations for Forest Management

In August, members of the Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC) embarked on an ICCF Group-facilitated educational mission to Tanzania in order to learn and share best practices in the management of forests and national parks . . .

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23 August 2017

Advancing the Development of Responsible Mining in Peru

The Peruvian Conservation Caucus (CCP); the Committee on Andean, Amazon, and Afroperuvian Villages, Environment, and Ecology; the Peruvian Society on Environmental Rights (SPDA); and The ICCF Group serving as Secretary of CCP, with the support of multisectoral leaders of the highest level, gathered for the first roundtable to discuss illegal gold mining.

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03 August 2017

Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Save our Seas (SOS) Act

Members of the United States Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation crafted by Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs designed to address the growing crisis of marine debris. . . .

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18 July 2017

The Role of the Private Sector in Addressing Marine Debris

On July 18, the Oceans Caucus Foundation convened a Marine Debris Panel to discuss private-sector leadership in addressing marine debris . . .

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13 July 2017

OCF & Chairman Ed Royce Host Screening of L'Odyssée on Capitol Hill

On July 13, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and the Oceans Caucus Foundation hosted a private screening of The Odyssey (L’Odyssée) – the story of the life and adventures of Jacques-Yves Cousteau . . .

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07 July 2017

Zimbabwe Caucus Workshop on Wildlife Governance

The Zimbabwe Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (ZimPCC) held a workshop with stakeholders from the Zimbabwean government, conservation NGOs, and the international law enforcement community on Friday, July 7th in Harare to discuss ways in which the country could improve wildlife management.

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06 July 2017

ICCF and Peru’s National Park Service Sign MoU for Capacity Building

Peru’s National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP) and The ICCF Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing a partnership between the two groups in their joint mission to identify and address obstacles for effective capacity building.

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21 June 2017

Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Are We Making a Global Impact?

Scott Roberton, Ph.D., Director of Counter-Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) for the Asia Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society, discussed the current state of the global illegal wildlife trade and shared WCS’s vision for continued progress in this fight.

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20 June 2017

Namibian President Signs Caucus-Backed Bill into Law

The Namibian Conservation Parliamentary Caucus (NACOPAC) supported the development of political will and expert input for the law through a series of workshops and briefings focused on illegal wildlife trafficking and managing human-wildlife conflict.

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16 June 2017

First Congressional Mission to Colombia National Park

With the support of ICCF Colombia, the Oceans Caucus of Colombia carried out the first Congressional Field Mission to Tayrona's National Park.

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07 June 2017

The ICCF Group Hosts NYC Event on Oceans Conservation

The ICCF Group convened high-level policy makers, dignitaries, conservation leaders, and leaders from the business and NGO communities at a reception in New York City to celebrate leadership in ocean conservation and sustainable development and to highlight the need for public-private ocean conservation partnerships.

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Advancing conservation governance through political will and on-the-ground solutions to ensure sustained economic benefits while preserving ecological integrity
Building coalitions of decision-makers invested in pragmatic and prudent conservation and development governance

Conservation & Development Can Reinforce Each Other

Addressing the Avoidable Paradox
Conservation and development are not opposing ideas and can in fact be reinforcing.

The ICCF Group’s strategy lends a solution to preventing mismanagement of natural resources by engaging policymakers within their respective countries to successfully govern their natural resources.

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