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.

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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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

Malawi Caucus Members Visit Tanzania, Develop Recommendations for Forest Management

The delegation visited Mount Rungwe Natural Forest Reserve in order to better understand management of forest reserves.

The delegation noted several key areas worth emulating, including joint forest management whereby surrounding communities are involved in the management of forests through forest protection and patrols of gazetted forest reserves; incentivizing surrounding communities to carry out patrols in a committed manner to protect the forests; subscriptions to satellite surveillance through SADC to monitor forest reserves, which alerts officials of any fires that might erupt in the forests; and collaborating with non-governmental organizations to come up with alternative sources of energy to avoid over-dependency on fuel wood, which puts pressure on the forests.

The MPCC members also visited Sao Hill Forest Plantation and Mikumi National Park and engaged with Tanzanian Government officials and members of the Tanzanian Parliamentary Friends of the Environment (Conservation Caucus).

From these visits, the delegation has made the following recommendations, among others, to the Parliament of Malawi:

The Government of Malawi and its relevant stakeholders should intensity joint forest management to incorporate the surrounding communities more in forest management and protection.

  • The Government of Malawi could consider venturing into resin tapping of pine trees on its forest plantations as part of revenue diversification.

  • Instead of using armed officers, the Government of Malawi could consider engaging surrounding communities in the management of forests and national parks and providing them with allowances after patrols.

  • The Government of Malawi should consider putting a ban on timber exportation to control deforestation, which is happening at an alarming rate.

  • The Government of Malawi should consider allocating land to interested individuals to have forest plantations, an initiative which could assist in afforestation efforts on most of the idle bare land.

  • The Government of Malawi should consider the establishment of a Forest Agency or Authority which will be empowered to manage the forest reserves in an efficient manner rather than relying on the Department of Forestry, which currently operates as both the policy developer and implementer.

  • The Government of Malawi should review penalties for all forest products offenders as well as procedures that are followed in the prosecution of cases related to mismanagement of forests.

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