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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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ICCF Quarterly

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

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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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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.

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Zambian Caucus Examines National Parks and Wildlife Policy

Members of the Zambian Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (ZPCC) gathered in Lusaka on July 12th to discuss with key stakeholders Zambia’s National Parks and Wildlife Policy. Nearly three dozen members of the Zambian parliament were in attendance for the half-day workshop, a discussion which was centered around management challenges in Zambia’s national parks.

Several members of the ZPCC, returning from a visit to Kafue National Park the week prior, detailed their first-hand accounts of witnessing poaching in the park. They believe illegal intrusions are increasing in frequency as a result of inadequate park management and a growing human population in the park. Engaging directly with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW), caucus members debated how best to develop management and planning strategies and new operational procedures and how best to generate sustainable funding for the parks. Members stressed that communities must be incorporated into park management models for successful protection of wildlife and conservation.

Conservation experts Griffin Shanungu of the International Crane Foundation, James Milanzi of African Parks, Paul Zyambo of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) each presented during deliberations. Mr. Milanzi discussed the role of wildlife policy in creating enabling conditions for the growth of Zambia’s wildlife industry. Nearly a third of Zambian land has been set aside for conservation, yet, he said, the wildlife sector has had a marginal impact on development, adding that only four of Zambia’s 20 parks generate tourism revenue.

U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote delivered keynote remarks, also emphasizing the importance of creating a sound investment climate to facilitate philanthropic and business investments in conservation and ecotourism. He further stressed the importance of adequate resource allocations to DNPW to facilitate good park management. “If Zambia wants to become one of the world’s leaders in photo and safari tourism, it must show the world it’s serious about conservation,” he said. “Through the Caucus, each member is showing the commitment, and possesses the power, to energize the actions urgently needed to protect [Zambia’s] natural heritage and exceptional wildlife.”

Find more of Ambassador Foote’s remarks here.

The ZPCC workshop allowed for critical discussions on the National Parks and Wildlife Policy and raised awareness and understanding of the Policy among a broad and diverse cross-section of members of the National Assembly. Moving forward, with elevated awareness and understanding of it in Parliament, there is greater opportunity for further engagement surrounding the Policy.

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