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.

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

ICCF Gala Hosts Botswana President, Awards Business, Government & NGO Leaders

Each year, the ICCF U.S. Congressional International Conservation Gala offers an opportunity to recognize the outstanding work being done by government, non-governmental, and business leaders in furtherance of good conservation. It reminds us all that diverse interests share the same commitment: to conserve this planet for posterity.

Guests at this year’s gala, held on September 25th in Washington, DC, included His Excellency the President of Botswana; Members of the United States Congress; international policymakers from Botswana, Colombia, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, and Zambia; diplomats; global business leaders; and leaders from the international NGO community. His Excellency Mokgweetsi Masisi, the President of the Republic of Botswana, delivered the keynote address.

“What unites us here is our conviction that protecting nature is a good investment,” said Dr. Naoko Ishii, CEO of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), also delivering remarks at the 2018 ICCF Gala, “It is one of the most cost-effective investments we can make to fight poverty in the developing world.”

CONSERVATION AWARDS

At the 2018 Gala, ICCF presented three awards to individuals and organizations whose conviction to conserve nature is manifest through their exemplary work.

In a showing of true bipartisanship, Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Honorary Co-Chair of the Senate Oceans Caucus, on behalf of ICCF, presented Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) with the 2018 ICCF Teddy Roosevelt® International Conservation Award, recognizing outstanding conservation leadership in government. A proven leader on ocean conservation in the U.S. Senate, Senator Whitehouse co-founded and has galvanized the growth of the U.S. Senate Oceans Caucus. He has spearheaded legislation such as the Save Our Seas (S.O.S.) Act and the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015. He led efforts in the Senate to ratify four fishing treaties, including the Port State Measures Agreement. In his role as Co-Chair of the Senate Oceans Caucus, Senator Whitehouse continues to recruit, educate, and inspire a new generation of U.S. Senators committed to oceans conservation.

Recognizing outstanding conservation leadership by an individual or organization, the 2018 ICCF “Good Steward” Award was presented to African Parks. African Parks, one of the foremost conservation organizations working on the ground in partnership with governments, is credited with pioneering the concept of public-private partnerships in protected area management. They are achieving great success by implementing an effective, sustainable, and scalable model in which they assume full responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks currently manages 15 national parks and protected areas in nine African countries, protecting 10.5 million hectares. Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN), a Co-Chair of the International Conservation Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, presented the award to Peter Fearnhead, CEO of African Parks, accepting on behalf of the organization.

ICCF presented its 2018 Conservation Leadership in Business Award to Vulcan Inc., a Paul G. Allen company. Vulcan is working to integrate technology, data, policy, partnerships, and powerful storytelling to save endangered species and improve ocean health, among many other initiatives. In 2016 Vulcan completed the Great Elephant Census (GEC), the first-ever continent-wide aerial survey of African savanna elephants. Vulcan also provides technological platforms to assist in detecting and identifying vessels fishing illegally; to help park rangers and managers address technical challenges monitoring wildlife; and to help understand, promote the health of, and map coral reefs and the animals that depend on them. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a Co-Chair of the International Conservation Caucus in the Senate, presented the award to Dave Stewart, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Vulcan Inc.

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