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

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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

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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

ICCF Welcomes New Costa Rican President on Capitol Hill

H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of the Republic of Costa Rica, joined ICCF on June 12th on Capitol Hill to address members of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus and ICCF’s business and NGO partners. In his address, the President spoke of Costa Rica’s demonstrated commitment to protecting its wealth of natural resources, a successful model for balancing conservation and economic development.

Costa Rica houses nearly five percent of the world’s biodiversity, devoting an estimated 26 percent of its land to national parks, wildlife reserves, and protected lands, which, in combination with a sustainable ecotourism industry, has driven economic growth in the country. Ecotourism in Costa Rica has allowed visitors, many of whom come from the United States, to experience the country’s vast natural wealth and build environmental awareness. Costa Rica attracts 1.7 million tourists each year, most of whom come for ecotourism activities. As a result, ecotourism, which produces a large portion of the $1.7 billion in annual tourism dollars for the country, serves as a sustainable way to generate national income while conserving the environment, respecting local culture, and empowering local people.

In his address, President Alvarado invited Members of Congress to “work together regardless of our differences and lead the world through accurate political decisions.” Working together toward common objectives is key, the President stressed, adding that collaboration and innovation are necessary in order to adequately address global conservation challenges. It was through innovative solutions, the President said, that Costa Rica was able to recover its forests and biodiversity in a way that has enabled it to simultaneously develop its economy. Continued innovation, he said, is needed for Costa Rica’s next conservation frontier--its oceans and coastal landscapes--which make up 92 percent of the national territory. His cabinet, he says, is currently working with local fishermen and businesses in order to effectively protect these precious water resources.

Sworn in on April 1, 2018, Carlos Alvarado is the 48th President of the Republic of Costa Rica. Prior to his election, President Alvarado served as Minister of Labor and Social Security and had previously held posts as Minister of Human Development and Social Inclusion and Executive President of the Joint Social Welfare Institute.

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