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.

The ConsCorps

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.

ICCF Executive

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

Suspected Ivory Traffickers Arrive in the U.S. to Face Justice

A significant step toward bringing these criminals to justice.

The four were arrested at the request of the United States and were arraigned Tuesday in the Southern District Court of New York on charges of narcotics importation and conspiracy to import heroin and methamphetamines into the United States.

This is a win not only in the war on drugs, but also in the fight to end wildlife trafficking. In addition to narcotics trafficking, the Akasha organization has been linked to more than 30 tons of ivory seizures since 2013. The investigation by the Satao Project interviewed dozens of sources and examined telephone data, commercial and customs records, and a DNA study by geneticist Dr. Sam Wasser.

To see the “Akasha Four” on their way to the United States to stand trial is a great victory for anti-wildlife-trafficking efforts in Kenya and East Africa.

Wildlife and environmental crime is the fastest growing and third most pervasive international crime, behind narcotics and munitions. Around Africa and Asia, drug trafficking syndicates like the Akashas have diversified into trafficking persons, guns, and ivory, moving tens of millions of dollars in illegal products every year. Investigators have linked these syndicates to several multiple-ton ivory seizures in the past two years alone.

In Kenya, transnational organized crime has taken a devastating toll on the economy and on national security. Criminal networks are exploiting the Kenyan banking, shipping, and logistics apparatus and are major contributors towards the extinction of elephants in Kenya and the region.

Organized crime and corruption remain the leading factors driving wildlife crime in East Africa. The ICCF Group is helping to bring ivory issues to the forefront of policymakers’ agendas at the highest levels of the U.S. and Kenyan governments. The Parliamentary Conservation Caucus – Kenya Chapter (PCC-K), with the support of The ICCF Group, is building political will to galvanize Kenya and the U.S. to take action in cases like that of the Akashas.

In 2013, leadership of the PCC-K introduced an historic emergency amendment to the Kenya Wildlife Conservation & Management Bill, 2013 to significantly increase penalties for poaching and illegal trafficking of wildlife. In July 2015, The ICCF Group and experts in the prosecution and conviction of international crime hosted an East Africa Regional Judiciary/Law Enforcement Workshop on Wildlife/Environmental Crime in Nairobi, Kenya, designed to improve the capacity of judges, local magistrates, prosecutors, customs officials, and law enforcement officials in the fight against wildlife crime. In the Fall of 2016, ICCF Kenya and the PCC-K held a briefing on the links between transnational organized crime and ivory trafficking, which brought together speakers from the Centre on Illicit Networks and Transnational Organized Crimes (CINTOC), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (USDEA), UNOPS, Interpol, the Kenyan Police Authority, the U.S. Embassy, UNDP, UNEP, USAID, and Chairs of the Portfolio Committees in the Kenyan Parliament. That meeting resulted in high-level efforts by Kenyan lawmakers to get the Akashas handed over to the United States.

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