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.

Twitter Facebook

ICCF iTunes

Take ICCF stories on the go and listen to our YouTube series formatted in an audio version.

ICCF iTunes

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

Public-Private Partnerships Essential to Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Africa

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. On Wednesday, May 16th, ICCF hosted Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks, on Capitol Hill to discuss with members of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus his organization’s successful model for public-private partnerships.

Governments in Africa, which often lack the resources and know-how to effectively manage their national parks and which have been unable to adequately protect these lands themselves, have given groups like African Parks long-term responsibility for key parks and protected areas. The African Parks model, contracting with governments over the long term to manage national parks and protected areas, is revitalizing important landscapes, restoring iconic species, and improving local welfare through tourism and other sustainable enterprises.

Mr. Fearnhead emphasized to ICCF partners and Members of Congress the necessity of such a long-term, sustainable model. “Conservation is a not a five-year commitment,” he said, “Conservation is a 100-year commitment.” The private sector, he says, sees great socio-economic development potential from well-managed protected areas and is invested in this model.

African Parks is currently responsible for 15 parks and protected areas, spanning more than 23 million acres, across nine African countries, a portfolio they hope to expand to 20 parks by 2020. To protect wildlife species and combat the growing wildlife trafficking crisis, Fearnhead said, African Parks employs over 1,000 park rangers, who in 2017 alone have arrested 555 poachers and would-be poachers, 282 of which have resulted in convictions.

In addition to efforts to restore and protect biodiversity, the African Parks model is helping realize the economic benefits that well-managed parks can provide, generating local buy-in for the long-term sustainability of important landscapes and iconic wildlife species. The income generated by these parks, Fearnhead said, directly benefits local communities living in and around a park. Over 2,100 local jobs are the direct result of revitalized protected lands under the African Parks model, including $56 million in local salaries in 2017.

Through private-sector management of natural resources and engagement with communities in and around parks and protected areas, public-private partnerships like this are proving to be extremely effective in protecting biodiversity in Africa. This is a model that is working and that, if empowered financially and politically, can play a vital role in the fight against wildlife trafficking and can save some of Africa’s most important landscapes and most iconic wildlife, for the benefit of both people and nature.

Follow Us