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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

23 August 2017

Advancing the Development of Responsible Mining in Peru

The Peruvian Conservation Caucus (CCP); the Committee on Andean, Amazon, and Afroperuvian Villages, Environment, and Ecology; the Peruvian Society on Environmental Rights (SPDA); and The ICCF Group serving as Secretary of CCP, with the support of multisectoral leaders of the highest level, gathered for the first roundtable to discuss illegal gold mining.

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03 August 2017

Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Save our Seas (SOS) Act

Members of the United States Senate voted unanimously to pass legislation crafted by Oceans Caucus Co-Chairs designed to address the growing crisis of marine debris. . . .

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18 July 2017

The Role of the Private Sector in Addressing Marine Debris

On July 18, the Oceans Caucus Foundation convened a Marine Debris Panel to discuss private-sector leadership in addressing marine debris . . .

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13 July 2017

OCF & Chairman Ed Royce Host Screening of L'Odyssée on Capitol Hill

On July 13, Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) and the Oceans Caucus Foundation hosted a private screening of The Odyssey (L’Odyssée) – the story of the life and adventures of Jacques-Yves Cousteau . . .

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07 July 2017

Zimbabwe Caucus Workshop on Wildlife Governance

The Zimbabwe Parliamentary Conservation Caucus (ZimPCC) held a workshop with stakeholders from the Zimbabwean government, conservation NGOs, and the international law enforcement community on Friday, July 7th in Harare to discuss ways in which the country could improve wildlife management.

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06 July 2017

ICCF and Peru’s National Park Service Sign MoU for Capacity Building

Peru’s National Service of Natural Protected Areas (SERNANP) and The ICCF Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, formalizing a partnership between the two groups in their joint mission to identify and address obstacles for effective capacity building.

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21 June 2017

Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Are We Making a Global Impact?

Scott Roberton, Ph.D., Director of Counter-Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) for the Asia Program of the Wildlife Conservation Society, discussed the current state of the global illegal wildlife trade and shared WCS’s vision for continued progress in this fight.

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20 June 2017

Namibian President Signs Caucus-Backed Bill into Law

The Namibian Conservation Parliamentary Caucus (NACOPAC) supported the development of political will and expert input for the law through a series of workshops and briefings focused on illegal wildlife trafficking and managing human-wildlife conflict.

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16 June 2017

First Congressional Mission to Colombia National Park

With the support of ICCF Colombia, the Oceans Caucus of Colombia carried out the first Congressional Field Mission to Tayrona's National Park.

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07 June 2017

The ICCF Group Hosts NYC Event on Oceans Conservation

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.

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06 June 2017

S.O.S. Act Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

On May 25, co-chair of the House Oceans Caucus, Rep. Don Young of Alaska, introduced H.R. 2748 – To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris, and for other purposes (short title: Save Our Seas Act of 2017).

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05 June 2017

Colombian Congress Launches Oceans Caucus

A new platform for cross-sectional conversation has been established with the support of the ICCF to promote the development of well-informed policies and legislation.

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31 May 2017

ICCF Kenya Breakfast Panel Series: Wildlife Management, Conservancy, and Tourism Industries

ICCF Kenya and the Parliamentary Conservation Caucus - Kenya (PCC-K) convened a panel discussion with key stakeholders from the wildlife management, conservancy, and tourism industries to discuss the current political state of conservation.

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30 May 2017

Commitment to Fight Illegal Wildlife Trade Surpasses $1.3 billion since 2010, GEF Announces

The Global Wildlife Program has released the first-ever review of international donor funding for combating illegal wildlife trade in Africa and Asia, which shows that over $1.3 billion was committed by 24 international donors since 2010, or approximately $190 million per year.

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24 May 2017

Halting the Decline of Africa’s Vultures

ICCF hosted avian conservation expert Patricia Zurita, CEO of BirdLife International. BirdLife International has identified the decline of Africa’s vultures as a top global priority . . .

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18 May 2017

ICCF Hosts Colombian President for Bipartisan Dialogue at the U.S. Capitol

ICCF hosted a luncheon with the President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and Members of the United States Congress . . .

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17 May 2017

Enhancing the African Voice for Wildlife in Modern Africa

Kaddu Sebunya, President of the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) discussed efforts to build a strong African voice in international negotiations and national development agendas . . .

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10 May 2017

Strengthening Colombia National Parks' Interpretation Capacity

ConsCorps - ICCF has initiated on-the-ground work in Tayrona National Park to carry out workshops that will strengthen the interpretation and communication capacities for the park.

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27 April 2017

Namibian Caucus Sets Priorities on Wildlife and Fisheries Management

Members of Parliament from the Namibian Conservation Parliamentary Caucus (NACOPAC) met with key Ministry of Environment officials to prioritize near-term conservation governance actions . . .

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21 April 2017

Launch of the Peruvian Conservation Caucus

Under the leadership of the President of the Committee on Andean, Amazon, and Afroperuvian Peoples, Environment and Ecology, Maria Elena Foronda Farro, and the Vice President of Natural Resources, William Fernando León Morales, the Peruvian Conservation Caucus was officially inaugurated in the Peruvian Congress . . .

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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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