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Our mission is to advance conservation governance by building political support, providing on-the-ground solutions.

What Makes Us Different

The ICCF Group serves a congressional caucus model to build political will around unifying topics of natural resource management. Our programs engage political decision makers in the United States and partner nations, and deploy top conservation professionals from U.S. and Canadian governments. In this capacity we work to ensure the sustained buy-in of governments for the efficacy of projects to conserve ecosystems vital to our global economy.

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End Game

Calling U.S. response to the African elephant and rhinoceros poaching crisis.

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Addressing the Poaching Crisis

Building political will to improve governance on wildlife, toughening policies across borders, and accessing international support.


Managing Healthy Fish Populations

Meeting rising nutritional demands, protecting fish species, and preserving the economic well-being of fishermen—now and over the long term.


The Latest with ICCF

October 31, 2016

ICCF and Mexican Senator Ninfas Salinas Launch RILDA

Senator Ninfas Salinas, Chairperson of the Mexican Senate Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources and Co-Founder of the Mexican Conservation Parliamentary Group, led the official launch of the Inter-American Network of Legislators on Environmental Rights.

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October 12, 2016

Conservation Caucus Established in Uganda

On Tuesday, October 11th, The ICCF Group and the Leaders in Conservation and Tourism Initiative facilitated a meeting in the Parliament of Uganda to re-establish the Uganda Parliamentary Tourism & Conservation Caucus (UPTCC). Former UPTCC founding co-chair Hon. Flavia Kabahenda led discussions...

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October 11, 2016

CITES Parties Recognize the Importance of Trophy Hunting for Wildlife Conservation

The 183 countries party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) concluded the 17th Meeting of the Conference of Parties in Johannesburg, South Africa. Parties adopted several important resolutions committing to tackle key issues

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October 07, 2016

END Wildlife Trafficking Act Becomes Law

The U.S. House of Representatives voted by unanimous consent to pass the END Wildlife Trafficking Act. The bipartisan legislation also passed the Senate unanimously the week prior. Founding Co-Chair of the International Conservation Caucus (ICC) and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Chairman Ed Royce...

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October 06, 2016

Analyzing the Links between Transnational Organized Crime & Ivory Trafficking

ICCF Kenya and the Parliamentary Conservation Caucus - Kenya Chapter (PCC-K) convened a meeting of senior-ranking Members of Parliament with experts in transnational organized crime to discuss links between organized criminal trafficking networks and the illegal ivory/wildlife trade.

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September 15, 2016

Celebrating Mozambique’s Commitment to Conservation

On September 14th in Washington, D.C., The ICCF Group hosted His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, for a U.S. Congressional Member Dinner to recognize his leadership in expanding conservation efforts in Mozambique

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September 14, 2016

New Technology for Small-Scale Fisheries

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Oceans Caucus Foundation held a briefing on Capitol Hill to showcase a new Pelagic Data Systems fishing technology that provides behavioral traceability of small-scale fisheries and is being integrated by NGOs like Rare into community-based...

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September 13, 2016

Support Grows for Restoration of Kenya’s Naibunga Conservancy

A high level team of both national and local government officials, led by the Governor of Laikipia County and the Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Environment have pledged to relaunch an operation to clear Opuntia, an invasive cactus that is having a devastating effect

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September 06, 2016

Colombian Conservation Caucus Members File Legislation on Illegal Mining

In the national capitol of Colombia, members of the Colombian Conservation Caucus – Senator Juan Diego Gómez, Senator Luis Fernando Duque, and Representative Mauricio Gómez – presented the Secretary-General of the Senate with Bill No. 137 of 2016, which establishes

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September 02, 2016

Zambia Signs Arusha Declaration

On August 24th, the Government of Zambia, through Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Tourism & Arts, Stephen Mwansa, affirmed its commitment to strong, regional conservation efforts by signing the Arusha Declaration on Regional Conservation & Combating...

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Advancing conservation governance through political will and on-the-ground solutions to ensure sustained economic benefits while preserving ecological integrity
Building coalitions of decision-makers invested in pragmatic and prudent conservation and development governance

Conservation & Development Can Reinforce Each Other

Addressing the Avoidable Paradox
Conservation and development are not opposing ideas and can in fact be reinforcing.

The ICCF Group’s strategy lends a solution to preventing mismanagement of natural resources by engaging policymakers within their respective countries to successfully govern their natural resources.

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