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


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


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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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

Innovative Partnerships Delivering Forest Sustainability

Forests and forest resources play a vital role in the world’s ecosystems and the global economy. To sustain these resources for future generations, it is essential that government, industry, and civil society work in tandem toward innovative conservation solutions. On July 24th, ICCF convened a panel of experts on Capitol Hill to discuss how these types of innovative partnerships can help sustain forest resources.

Although great strides have been made in the recovery of the world’s forests, many are still threatened. As much as 50 percent of the world’s forests are still at risk says WWF Vice-President for Forests, Kerry Cesareo. Some of the greatest threats, she says, include expanding food production, expanding infrastructure, and unsustainable and illegal logging. To understand with more certainty the quantity and quality of forestlands needed for the planet to thrive, WWF has partnered with International Paper on a new research initiative that will help create the world’s first regional and global science-based targets for forests.

Ms. Cesareo was one of four panelists speaking at the July 24th Congressional briefing, joined by Eric Schwaab, Vice President of Conservation Programs for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), Donna Harman, President & CEO of American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), and Tom Cleves, Vice President of Global Citizenship for International Paper (IP). Sophie Beckham, the Global Forest Stewardship and Sustainability Manager for International Paper, gave opening remarks, discussing how IP depends on the sustainability of the world’s forests and how they are utilizing partnerships and collaborations to achieve their goals for responsible forest management.

International Paper has a “self-interest to ensure sustainable forests in the U.S. and around the world,” says Tom Cleves. Throughout his 30-year career at IP, he says, the industry’s approach to sustainability has shifted, especially to recycling. IP is working closely with partners to “close the loop,” aiming to recycle as many of its products as possible.

Beyond recycling, International Paper is making a significant investment in forest conservation efforts. NFWF’s Eric Schwaab helped to outline one such investment, the Forestland Stewards program, a partnership between IP and NFWF to conserve, enhance, and restore forestlands by partnering with landowners, government agencies, and other conservation groups across the United States. That partnership, a science-based conservation grant program, he says, is expanding, with new investments aimed at building local conservation capacity in the southeastern U.S.

Partnerships like the Forestland Stewards program, Schwaab says, can be a “rallying point” for other partners, in government and the private sector alike, to join in on efforts to achieve global forest sustainability.

Collaboration with others in the industry is essential, AF&PA’s Donna Harman underscored, crediting partnerships for the industry’s success in having already met a number of the association’s 2020 sustainability goals.

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