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.

ICCF YouTube

Stay Connected

Find us on Social Media

Never miss a beat! Find us on Twitter and get live updates on our program across continents.

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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

Mexico Passes New Law for Sustainable Forest Development

On April 24th, the Mexican House of Representatives approved the amendments to the General Law of Sustainable Forestry Development. The bill, first introduced on September 20, 2016, passed after a year and a half of consultation and analysis among diverse actors, including legislators, the federal government, civil society organizations, indigenous organizations, academics, forestry engineers, and others.

Following consultations with stakeholders, legislators made substantial changes to the text of the bill. The new law introduces improvements for the forest policy including: recognition of community forest management initiatives, the consolidation of social and environmental safeguards, the integration of the forestry sector in compliance with the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), an integrated ecosystem approach, the assurance that the government purchases forest products with proper licensure, the integrated management of fire, and the assurance of the inclusion of women and young people in forestry activities.

Specifically, the amended bill includes a Community Forestry Management Program, which is fundamental in a country where most of the forests and jungles belong to indigenous and agrarian communities or are publicly owned, and establishes social and environmental safeguards, including the right of indigenous people to be consulted on forestry issues in their territory. Further, it recognizes the National and State Forestry Councils’ powers of supervision and monitoring of forest policy; the government will be required to consult them in all matters of forest policy. The bill also shifts general forestry authority from the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) to the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR) and restores to SEMARNAT the authority to issue and revoke forest exploitation permits.

A number of Members of Congress were involved in the drafting and editing of the bill including Senator Silvia Garza Galván, who advocated for community forest management on the Senate floor, Senator Ninfa Salinas Sada, Co-President of the Mexican Parliamentary Conservation Group (GPCM), Congresswoman Alma Lucía Arzaluz Alonso, who first introduced the bill, Congressman Ignacio Pichardo Lechuga, who led the negotiations with SEMARNAT, and Congresswoman María García Pérez, who promoted dialogue with civil society organizations.

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