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Our programs engage and educate high-level decision makers, promote innovative partnerships, and deploy top conservation professionals from U.S. and Canadian government agencies.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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“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

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Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Bipartisan DELTA Act in the U.S. Senate

Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tom Udall (D-NM), co-chairs of the Senate International Conservation Caucus, introduced on July 11th the bipartisan Defending Economic Livelihoods and Threatened Animals (DELTA) Act, a bill designed to encourage development of a strategy for conservation in southern Africa’s important Okavango watershed region.

Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Richard Burr (R-NC), also co-chairs of the Senate International Conservation Caucus, and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) are original co-sponsors of the bill.

A version of this legislation was introduced in the House in January by the co-chairs of the House International Conservation Caucus. It has since passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee and awaits floor consideration.

The Okavango River Basin is Africa’s most expansive inland water system, extending from its source in the highlands of Angola, through Namibia, and into the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. These waters support more than one million Angolans, Botswanans, and Namibians, as well as Africa’s largest remaining population of elephants and a wealth of biodiversity. The region is ripe with potential for development through ecotourism, which can be a sustainable source of revenue for local communities. Like other regions in Africa, increased levels of poaching and wildlife trafficking threaten elephant populations in the region and prospects for inclusive, sustainable growth.

The bipartisan DELTA Act introduced in the Senate would encourage the U.S. to work with the governments of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, neighboring countries Zambia and Zimbabwe, and nongovernmental organizations to facilitate transboundary cooperation throughout the Okavango River Basin watershed region and authorizes the Secretary of State and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide technical and capacity building assistance to governments and local communities in the region for natural resource management and combating wildlife trafficking.

In a press release issued by Senator Portman’s office, each of the co-chairs of the Senate International Conservation Caucus issued a statement regarding the bipartisan legislation and the region it aims to conserve.

Senator Portman said of the Okavango and of the DELTA Act, “As a co-chair of the International Conservation Caucus, I believe we must confront the threats to wildlife and natural resources around the world, and I’m pleased to introduce this legislation to encourage the U.S. to develop a strategy to protect the Okavango River Delta in [southern] Africa. The Okavango Delta is a precious water resource and serves as a critical habitat to some of the world’s most endangered species that continue to face a variety of threats from wildlife traffickers, poachers, and others. I am proud to protect this important resource and the people, wildlife, and ecosystems that depend on it, and I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to join me.”

Likewise, Senator Udall said, “The Okavango River Basin is a pristine and delicate region of deep ecological, cultural, and economic importance to surrounding nations and to the world. But today, this diverse ecosystem, and its robust populations of some of the world’s most endangered species, are threatened after years of conflict by development. The bipartisan DELTA Act will promote key partnerships to help preserve this precious region, promoting long-term conservation, economic growth, and stability in the greater Okavango River Basin.”

“I am proud to sponsor this legislation that will allow the U.S. to share its experience and expertise with other nations to further important conservation efforts abroad,” said Senator Burr. “By fostering cooperation and information sharing between the nations who border the river, we can help preserve this unique watershed and the wildlife who call it home.”

“[T]his work will show American leadership in promoting conservation around the world,” Senator Whitehouse added. “That leadership is vital to protecting endangered species and our environment everywhere.”

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