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The ICCF brings together leaders at the highest level of government, business, and the NGO community. We set the conservation and environmental agenda by coordinating people with scientific expertise, organizations that support and manage programs on the ground, and policymakers who shape legislation.

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About the ICC

The ICCF directly supports the International Conservation Caucus (ICC) - the second largest U.S. Congressional Caucus. It is currently comprised of over 1/3 of the U.S. House of Representatives and over 1/4 of the U.S. Senate.


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We bring together leaders at the highest level of government, business, and the NGO community. We set the conservation agenda with policymakers who shape legislation.

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16 March 2018

Peruvian Conservation Caucus Members Explore “Green Growth” Around Amazon Rainforests

The ICCF Group and ICCF Peru, on March 15-17, led a multi-party delegation of members of the Peruvian Conservation Caucus on a field mission to the Amazonian city of Tarapoto to observe conditions and meet with local experts.

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14 March 2018

Safely Realizing the Okavango Watershed’s Untapped Potential

Landmines remain a challenge to sustainable development and conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, the Okavango watershed. On March 14th, ICCF hosted a panel of experts on Capitol Hill to discuss ways that Angola, home to the headwaters of this river system, can safely maximize the area’s natural potential.

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26 February 2018

Zambian Caucus Motivated to Lead on Conservation

In 2018, members of the Zambian Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (ZPCC) are poised to take action to address conservation challenges facing the inland African nation. To reorient the group and set priorities for the upcoming term, members gathered with leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society on February 26, 2018 in Lusaka for a day-long workshop.

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16 February 2018

Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus Sets 2018 Agenda

The Malawi Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (MPCC), which garnered praise from the Speaker of Parliament for past efforts to work across party lines toward the conservation of Malawi’s wildlife, forests and environment, has launched its 2018 program of activities.

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06 February 2018

U.S. International Conservation, Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs Set Priorities for 2018

The Co-Chairs of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus and Oceans Caucus have identified priorities for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including addressing food security, conservation in southern Africa, and marine debris.

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19 January 2018

Community Forest Management in the State of Durango, Mexico – Good for the Forest, Good for Sustainable Development

The Mexican Conservation Parliamentary Group (GPCM) carried out a field mission from January 17th to 19th to enable legislators to learn first-hand the importance of community-owned and managed forestry companies . . .

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18 January 2018

Fortenberry, Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Bill for Okavango Conservation & Development

Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Co-Chair of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus, today introduced legislation aimed at promoting sustainable economic growth through trans-boundary conservation programs in the Okavango River Basin.

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29 November 2017

Senate President the Newest Co-Chair of Colombian Caucuses

ICCF Colombia is pleased to announce that H.S. Efraín Cepeda, the President of the Senate, has signed a commitment letter to become a co-chair of the Colombian Conservation Caucus and the Colombian Oceans Caucus.

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29 November 2017

Roundtable Discussion on Multilateral Environmental Agreements

ICCF Colombia convened a roundtable to discuss the importance of the ratification of several multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) for sustainable development in Colombia.

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08 November 2017

National Security Briefing: Maritime Law Enforcement

On Wednesday, November 8th, the Oceans Caucus Foundation hosted the second of its National Security Briefing Series with Vice Admiral Charles Ray on the role of the U.S. Coast Guard in ocean protection, maritime partnerships, and modern technology.

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07 November 2017

The ICCF Group, Space For Giants, and Stop Ivory Publish Best Practices for Wildlife Crime Enforcement

The ICCF Group, Space for Giants, and Stop Ivory have launched a suite of new advisory documents that can guide authorities and policymakers as they enact and enforce stronger laws against wildlife and forestry crime. The documents draw on the insight of experienced legal practitioners in the wildlife and environmental fields.

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25 October 2017

ICCF Coordinates High-Level Dialogue for Conservation and Development in Crucial Okavango Region

On Wednesday, October 25th, the ICCF hosted Members of the U.S. Congress, including Co-Chairs of the International Conservation Caucus, for a high-level dialogue focused on the important Okavango River watershed region.

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24 October 2017

The Last Animals: Featured Film Clips and Panel Discussion

On October 24, ICCF hosted a panel discussion on the illegal wildlife trade, featuring film clips from The Last Animals, a film by photojournalist Kate Brooks. In addition to Kate Brooks, panelists included Lisa Dougan, President and CEO of Invisible Children, and Colin Sheldon of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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12 October 2017

ICCF’s International Conservation Corps Undertakes Field Mission in Peru

ICCF’s International Conservation Corps program carried out a field mission in partnership with the country’s National Services for Protected Areas (SERNANP) to define areas of collaboration in which the ICCF program can support Peru through expert technical assistance.

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06 October 2017

Managing Human-Elephant Conflict in Southeast Asia

On October 6, ICCF hosted a U.S. Congressional staff briefing with the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) on managing human-elephant conflict in Southeast Asia.

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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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Congressional Gala

Our annual Gala is the most important gathering of conservationists from the corporate, NGO, and government communities to promote U.S. leadership in the sound management of the world's natural resources.

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Raising Awareness

The annual event addresses the bipartisan caucus on Capitol Hill, foreign delegations, and influential business and conservation leaders about the need for U.S. and international conservation engagement, cooperation, and action.

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The 2015 Gala honored the Prince of Wales, for his story, his accomplishments, and his truly extraordinary conservation leadership.

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Leaders in Conservation


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