Mission Statement

The Members of the International Conservation Caucus share a conviction that the United States of America has the opportunity, the obligation and the interests to advance the conservation of natural resources for this and future generations. The mission of the Caucus is to act on this conviction by providing the strong U.S. leadership necessary to conserve the world's most biologically rich and diverse places.



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The Most Popular Caucus on Capitol Hill

The U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus, founded in September 2003, is a bipartisan congressional organization with the conviction that “the United States of America has the opportunity, the obligation and the interests to advance the conservation of natural resources for this and future generations,” and a commitment to promote U.S. leadership in public/private conservation partnerships worldwide.

The ICC constitutes the second largest bipartisan congressional caucus, with over 1/3 of the U.S. House of Representatives, and over 1/4 of the U.S. Senate as acting members.

Co-Chairs
U.S. Senate - 115th Congress

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)

Co-Chairs
House of Representatives

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX)
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)

Caucus
Founders

Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM)
Clay Shaw (R-FL) (ret.)
Ed Royce (R-CA)
John Tanner (D-TN) (ret.)

On July 24th, ICCF convened a panel of experts on Capitol Hill to discuss how innovative partnerships between government, industry, and civil society can help sustain forest resources.
Public-private partnerships in Africa are essential to combat the wildlife trafficking crisis, protect wildlife and habitats, promote regional security, and provide economic opportunities for local communities. ICCF hosted Peter Fearnhead,…
Landmines remain a challenge to sustainable development and conservation in one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, the Okavango watershed. On March 14th, ICCF hosted a panel of experts on…
The Co-Chairs of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus and Oceans Caucus have identified priorities for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including addressing food security, conservation in southern Africa,…
On Wednesday, October 25th, the ICCF hosted Members of the U.S. Congress, including Co-Chairs of the International Conservation Caucus, for a high-level dialogue focused on the important Okavango River watershed…
On October 24, ICCF hosted a panel discussion on the illegal wildlife trade, featuring film clips from The Last Animals, a film by photojournalist Kate Brooks. In addition to Kate…
On October 6, ICCF hosted a U.S. Congressional staff briefing with the International Elephant Foundation (IEF) on managing human-elephant conflict in Southeast Asia. The discussion was led by Dr. Christopher…
Scott Roberton, Ph.D., Director of Counter-Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) for the Asia Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society, discussed the current state of the global illegal wildlife trade and shared WCS’s…
BirdLife International has identified the decline of Africa’s vultures as a top global priority, and Ms. Zurita discussed both the importance of this issue and the steps being taken to…
On May 17, ICCF, as part of its Capitol Hill Briefing Series, hosted Kaddu Sebunya, President of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), to speak with Congressional staff about AWF’s efforts…
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