Our programs engage political decision makers in the United States and partner nations, and deploy top conservation professionals from U.S. and Canadian governments. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., we have established regional offices in Kenya, Malawi, Mexico and Colombia. In this capacity we work to ensure the sustained buy-in of governments for the efficacy of projects to conserve ecosystems vital to our planet.
-- Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), ICC Co-Chairman
The ICCF Group is uniquely capable of producing meaningful collaboration among policymakers across the globe. Since 2004 ICCF has served as the official secretariat to the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus. The U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus is established as one of the most powerful and effective institutions in Washington, DC. Leaders of the caucus identified the need to engage parliaments around the world to support political action to advance on conservation priorities, strengthen understandinag and approaches to these issues, and increase the efficacy of U.S. investment in international conservation programs.
What makes The ICCF Group different from other organizations—and what makes us so effective at building political will—is that we work within a caucus model. Through caucuses, we are able to educate politicians and policymakers, and encourage and help craft policy and legislation that supports long-term sustainable natural resource development and biodiversity protection—while fostering resilient economies and ecosystems.
Developing nations often lack the institutional and human capacity to properly manage their most important natural assets. For over 100 years, though, the U.S. has been successfully managing national parks, forests and other resources. By leveraging the expertise of the U.S. and other nations, The ICCF Group assists governments and the private sector in partner nations to establish best conservation and development practices.