Impact Statement 2016-2017

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Impact Statement

We are filling a niche in the conservation arena

The ICCF Group is working at the highest levels of governments and in national parks and protected areas in developing countries around the globe, building political will and driving policy that is good for people, the economy, and the environment.

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The ICCF Group brings together a strong collaboration of technical experts and private-sector leaders to provide policymakers with the tools they need to create policies that promote economic growth and conserve vital natural resources for future generations.

United States

- The Congo Basin Forest Partnership Act
- Tropical Forest Conservation Act Reauthorization
- Multinational Species Conservation Funds Semipostal Stamp Act
- Lacey Act Amendments to Ban Illegal Timber Imports
- Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act
- The Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Act
- Save Our Seas Act
- Defending Economic Livelihoods and Threatened Animals (DELTA) Act (passed in House)
- Ratification of 4 multinational oceans treaties
- Significantly increased overall funding for conservation

Colombia

- Approval of 2013 Minamata Convention on Mercury
- Law passed for the protection of Andean highlands (páramos)
- Strengthened Police Code to fight use of mercury in illegal gold mining
- Legislation filed to combat illegal mining
- Legislative action on marine debris

Gabon

Caucus working to amend Gabon penal code relating to wildlife offenses Action Plan for Central African Regional Collaboration developed

Kenya

- Critical amendments to Wildlife Conservation and Management Act
- Harmonization of wildlife, water management, forestry, and fisheries laws
- Support for Water Security Bill (2014)

Malawi

Development and passage of amendments to the Malawi Wildlife and National Parks Act

Mexico

General Law of Sustainable Forestry Development of 2018

Mozambique

- Development and passage of amendments to Mozambique’s Conservation Law of 2014
- Bilateral Agreement on the Coordinated Conservation and Management of the Niassa-Selous Ecosystem signed between The United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Mozambique

Namibia

Passage of Nature Conservation Amendment Act in June 2017, dramatically increasing fines for rhino and elephant poachers, and elevating fines and prison terms for illegal possession of protected species

Peru

Legislation filed to combat illegal mining

Tanzania

- Bilateral Agreement with Zambia on the Coordinated Conservation and Management of the Miombo/Mopane Woodland Ecosystem
- Bilateral Agreement with Mozambique on the Coordinated Conservation and Management of the Niassa-Selous Ecosystem

Zambia

- Zambia Wildlife Act 2015
- Zambia Forests Act 2015
- Zambia National Parks and Wildlife Policy Bilateral Agreement on the Coordinated Conservation and Management of the Miombo/Mopane Woodland Ecosystem with Tanzania

Regional

Arusha Declaration on Regional Conservation & Combating Wildlife/Environmental Crime signed by Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
Declaration of Bogotá on the Role of Legislators in the Promotion of Sustainable Forest Management signed by Colombia, Mexico,and Peru

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