The ICCF Group

Our programs engage and educate high-level decision makers, promote innovative partnerships, and deploy top conservation professionals from U.S. and Canadian government agencies.

We work to ensure the sustained support and collaboration of governments and the private sector for policies and projects to conserve ecosystems vital to our global economy.

About Us Our History

Our Approach

The International Conservation Corps

Our veteran conservation professionals provide knowledge, experience, and best practices to governmental and non-governmental partners in developing nations to help them address their priority conservation challenges.

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The Caucus Model for Conservation

More and more governments are recognizing the success of the legislative caucus model for conservation, first pioneered in the U.S. Congress and replicated in parliaments in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

What's a Caucus?

Where We Work

We work at the highest levels of governments and in national parks and protected areas in the United States and in developing countries around the globe, filling a niche in the conservation arena.

Our Global Presence

Who We Are

Governance

Political, business, and nonprofit leaders have joined forces in a bipartisan fashion to support The ICCF Group and its approach to conservation.

Board of Governors

Leadership

Our executive team works to advance conservation governance by building political support through the caucus model and providing on-the-ground solutions for conservation and the sound management of the world's protected areas.

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ICCF Publications

From quarterly publications to impact reports, ICCF regularly publishes documentation to keep its supporters informed of its ongoing efforts as well as of its partners' contributions to conservation.

All publications are made available to download.

ICCF Publications

ICCF Quarterly

Published seasonally, the ICCF Quarterly is your go-to publication to learn about the most important highlights of our work.

Download: Quarterly Issue #6

Impact Report

Download our 24-month report, and learn about our impact. Find out the results we are driving on a range of issues, including combating wildlife trafficking, building the institutional capacity of national parks systems, and ensuring the sustainability of ocean resources.

2016-2017 Impact Statement

ICCF Films

Subscribe and hear the stories. Through its YouTube series, ICCF brings a more intimate perspective on the issues tackled through its international program, bringing to screen the voices of our supporters and of the actors who make our work possible.

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Find us on Social Media

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ICCF iTunes

Take ICCF stories on the go and listen to our YouTube series formatted in an audio version.

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Extraordinary Leadership in Conservation

Joining our international network offers opportunities for open dialogue and collaboration with partner governments, businesses, and NGOs around the world. This cross-sectoral engagement facilitates sound policy frameworks aimed at conservation and sustainability, while creating opportunities for the establishment of public-private partnerships to advance natural resource management.

Since 2006, The ICCF Group has brought together many of the most influential nonprofit organizations and businesses in the world who, as members of the ICCF Conservation Council, have taken advantage of this opportunity to advance sustainability and improve the effectiveness of their efforts and investments toward safeguarding our planet.

The ICCF Conservation Council

The ICCF Group convenes the foremost collaboration of corporate and NGO partners to seek consensus on conservation topics and provide expertise to educate policymakers on issues of good natural resource management.

Among our partners are:

“It’s the experience that comes from those NGOs and volunteers that are assisting in this wider effort to come up with long-term solutions that will protect species far into the future…”

-- Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), International Conservation Caucus Founding Co-Chair

Annual Publication:
Partners in Conservation

Through this annual publication, our partner organizations and businesses share their conservation stories with a global audience of public- and private-sector leaders.

Download the PiC 2017

The International Conservation Corps

Our Work on the Ground, Around the World

The ICCF Group’s International Conservation Corps is made up of experienced veterans from U.S. and Canadian land management agencies (such as the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, among others) who travel to partner nations around the world to provide high-level, low-cost expertise. International Conservation Corps projects complement The ICCF Group’s work with policymakers and the work of our partners around the globe on a range of conservation issues such as forestry, wildlife, parks & protected areas, oceans & rivers, and fisheries.

Recent Projects

Providing Expertise to Tayrona National Natural Park in Colombia

Colombia’s Tayrona National Natural Park is unique in that it includes both marine and land area. It is home to a wide range of biodiversity, including coral reefs. As a result of Colombia’s peace process, more and more tourists are flocking to Colombia’s national parks, creating a great need for improved park infrastructure. The ICCF Group’s International Conservation Corps has supported technically Tayrona staff in improving visitors’ experiences by renovating spaces—including the visitors center “Chairama”—that facilitate orientation, education, and interpretation of the heritage of the park. One part of the project included assisting park staff in designing exhibits to tell the story of the park to visitors, from entrance to exit. Experts with decades of experience with the U.S. National Park Service worked with more than 40 members of the Tayrona staff to help design exhibits that are interesting and easily understood and effectively convey park information. The International Conservation Corps is engaging in similar projects throughout Colombia and other Latin American countries.

Fighting Illegal Mining in Peru’s Protected Areas

Peru, one of the most biologically diverse places in the world, has experienced population growth of nearly 25% since 2000. Parts of Peru have a high concentration of gold in the soil, and there is great international demand. As a result, informal, unsustainable mining is becoming increasingly prevalent and problematic, threatening biodiversity, the health of local people, and the security of the region. Over 60,000 hectares of forest have been destroyed, and up to 40 tons of mercury, used by many informal miners to amalgamate gold, is dumped into the local environment annually. More than 40% of residents in the Madre de Dios region have dangerous levels of mercury in their blood. Protected areas in the region, such as the Tambopata National Reserve, are rich with gold, enticing illegal miners and posing significant challenges to protecting the parks from the ravages of illegal mining.

The ICCF Group is working in Peru to motivate and support policymakers to adopt and enforce measures to reduce illegal gold mining in protected areas. In addition, the International Conservation Corps is partnering on the ground with Peru’s national park service (SERNANP) to strengthen the management of national parks and protected areas, including those being threatened by illegal mining activities.

Partner Spotlight: Working with AMATA Foundation in Khao Yai National Park

Khao Yai National Park is the second largest and the most visited National Park in Thailand, and it is one of the few places in Thailand where wild elephants survive. Park admissions nearly doubled between 2008 and 2016, and areas around the park are experiencing rapid commercial development, which presents challenges for biodiversity. The International Conservation Corps is partnering with the AMATA Foundation and Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation to strengthen the management of Khao Yai National Park and to develop it into a practical learning center to guide national parks throughout Thailand and other countries in Asia.

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