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.

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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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

Support Grows for Restoration of Kenya’s Naibunga Conservancy

Led by the Governor of Laikipia County and the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Environment

The community has petitioned the government to support environmental conservation, and plans to allocate funding for this process are underway. The ICCF Group’s International Conservation Corps has been supporting the Naibunga Conservancy to restore its rangelands, starting with the removal of the invasive Opuntia cactus.

A key linkage in the migration routes of elephants, a well-managed, healthy Naibunga is essential to enhancing the health of these and other East African wildlife populations. Through its partnership with the Naibunga Conservancy, The ICCF Group and its International Conservation Corps have been involved in supporting programs aimed at enhancing wildlife and environmental conservation and assisting the Maasai communities. To identify key challenges affecting sustainable land use, ICCF supported the engagement of local community members to create a land use strategy. Community meetings gave first priority to eradicating the invasive Opuntia species lest the community be forced to leave their native lands.

Additional challenges identified by conservancy communities include security enhancement, digital VHF radio installation, and water source improvement. ICCF has secured funds for installation of VHF radios, helped secure security equipment, and is continuing to engage Government Security and Administration officials to support Naibunga’s twenty-seven rangers. Communities have identified water resource scarcity as one of the clearest causes of human-wildlife conflict and through consultative meetings with various stakeholders are looking forward to help improve six existing water sources.

Opuntia encroachment has had perhaps the most detrimental impact on communities, however, significantly reducing the availability of grazing land, physically harming animal populations, and diminishing meat supply for human consumption. To eradicate this harmful plant species, a manual control program involving members of many of the communities has been rolled out on a pilot basis in five group ranches in the conservancy, thus far reclaiming over 600 acres. New commitments by county and national government agencies would help to organize group ranches to effectively remove the cactus and expand operations to eliminate this harmful species from conservancy lands.

If the range condition and access to water for humans and wildlife can successfully be improved, it will lead not only to enhanced co-existence between humans and wildlife but also greatly improved capacity for Naibunga and its rangers to reduce elephant poaching.

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