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.

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Find us on Social Media

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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

The ICCF Group Hosts NYC Event on Oceans Conservation

Celebrating leadership in ocean conservation

This week in New York City, the United Nations brought together global decision makers and experts for The Ocean Conference, the first UN conference on protecting the health of the world’s oceans and seas. UN nations, NGOs, and private-sector organizations pledged their support to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.”

With this important mission in mind, The ICCF Group convened high-level policy makers, dignitaries, conservation leaders, and leaders from the business and NGO communities at a reception in New York City to celebrate leadership in ocean conservation and sustainable development and to highlight the need for public-private ocean conservation partnerships. The event was held in partnership with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the World Ocean Council, and Kelley Drye LLC and featured conservation efforts led by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, the Global Environment Facility, and Vulcan, Inc.

Joel Manby, President and CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, emphasized the need for a collaborative approach, stating: “The issues that we all face, in the ocean, are very dire. We have to have public-private partnerships. These issues are way too big for any one country, any one organization. We have to work together, or we will not solve this problem.”

UNDP’s Nik Sekhran concurred, saying: “We’re not going to do this without the private sector, we’re not going to do it unless we make the agenda profitable for the private sector.”

His Excellency Tomas Anker Christensen, Chef de Cabinet to the President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, spoke to business leaders in attendance, stating: “About 1,000 voluntary commitments have been made [at the UN Ocean Conference], mostly by governments, only about 50 from the private sector. You could, out of these 1,000 commitments, create partnerships and coalitions that create business opportunities and create alliances that also allow for scale of investment. That opportunity is out there to grab, and those who do will have a great economic adventure of it.” He went on to say: “It’s a pretty dire situation, but…the good part of the story is it’s all human created, and problems caused by humans can also be solved by humans, and that’s where the business case is.”

Africa's Largest Network of Marine Protected Areas

The reception also recognized Gabon’s announcement of the creation of Africa’s largest network of marine protected areas, 20 marine parks and aquatic reserves that will protect 26 percent of Gabon’s territorial seas and extend across 20,500 square miles (53,000 square kilometers).

Attendees also included Dr. Naoko Ishii, Chairperson and CEO of the Global Environment Facility; Paul Holthus, President and CEO of the World Ocean Council; Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity; Stefaan Depypere, Director General, European Union Maritime Affairs and Fisheries; Joel Manby, CEO of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; Dame Meg Taylor, Pacific Oceans Commissioner and Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum; and many other corporate and NGO leaders.

The ICCF Group would like to thank additional partners, including Bumble Bee Seafoods, Mars, and Pelagic Data Systems, and all who participated in this important conversation. We look forward to building on this momentum to encourage more commitments and action to protect and preserve the health of the world’s oceans.

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