Building Political Will

The ICCF Group views the lack of good governance as the limiting factor when it comes to creating positive, sustainable solutions to natural resource management issues. To effectively address this limitation, The ICCF Group works to build political will through the establishment and development of legislative caucuses centered around issues of conservation governance.

What is a caucus?

Informal groups of members of a particular legislative body, caucuses are organized around a shared policy interest or concern to allow for a nonpartisan dialogue aimed at finding real solutions. Through this model, The ICCF Group has supported dialogue by establishing an informal secretariat for each respective caucus and convening a cross-sectoral stakeholder network to provide caucus members with relevant expertise..

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Caucuses We Support

Originating from the United States, the caucus model provides a space for dialogue between legislators holding differing policy positions through which they can explore innovative, nonpartisan solutions

U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus
In the 115th United States Congress
Term: 2016-2018
Est: 2003
Acronym: CCC
CO-CHAIRS
SENATE
SEN. RICHARD BURR (R-NC)
SEN. ROB PORTMAN (R-OH)
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D-RI)
SEN. TOM UDALL (D-NM)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
REP. HENRY CUELLAR (D-TX)
REP. JEFF FORTENBERRY (R-NE)
REP. BETTY MCCOLLUM (D-MN)
REP. ED ROYCE (R-CA)
U.S. Congressional Oceans Caucus
In the 115th United States Congress
Term: 2016-2018
Est: 2011
Acronym: OC
CO-CHAIRS
SENATE
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (R-RI)
SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI (R-AK)
SEN. DAN SULLIVAN (R-AK)
SEN.TAMMY BALDWIN (D-WI)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
REP. SUZANNE BONAMIC (D-OR)
REP. DON YOUNG (R-AK)
Colombian Conservation Caucus
In the Senate and House of Representatives
Term: 2018-2022
Est: 2013
Acronym: CCC
CO-CHAIRS
SENATE
SEN. JUAN DIEGO GÓMEZ (PC)
SEN. DAIRA DE JESÚS GALVIS MÉNDEZ (PCR)
SEN. MAURICIO GÓMEZ (PL)
SEN. SANTIAGO VALENCIA (PCD)
SEN. EFRAÍN CEPEDA SARABIA (PC)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
REP. GERMAN BLANCO (PC)
REP. ARMANDO ZABARAÍN (PC)
REP. EDWARD RODRIGUEZ (PCD)
REP. ELOY QUINTERO (PCR)
REP. NICOLAS ECHEVERRY (PC)
Colombian Oceans Caucus
In the Senate and House of Representatives
Term: 2018-2022
Est: 2017
Acronym: COC
CO-CHAIRS
SENATE
SEN. DAIRA DE JESÚS GALVIS MÉNDEZ (PCR)
SEN. JUAN DIEGO GÓMEZ(PC)
SEN. EFRAÍN CEPEDA SARABIA (PC)
SEN. SANTIAGO VALENCIA (PCD)

SEN. MAURICIO GÓMEZ (PL)
SEN. FABIAN CASTILLO(PCR)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
REP. GERMAN BLANCO (PC)
Mexican Conservation Parliamentary Group
In the 64th Mexican Congress
Term: 2018-2021
Est: 2016
Acronym: GPCM
CO-CHAIRS
SENATE
SEN. JORGE CARLOS RAMÍREZ MARÍN (PRI)
SEN. EMILIO ÁLVAREZ ICAZA LONGORIA (MC)
Chamber of Deputies
DIP. SILVIA GARZA GALVÁN (PAN)
Peruvian Conservation Caucus
In Congress of the Republic of Peru
Term: 2016-2021
Est: 2017
Acronym: CCP
CO-CHAIRS
UNICAMERAL
MARÍA ELENA FORONDA FARRO (FA)
SEN. EMILIO ÁLVAREZ ICAZA LONGORIA (MC)
MIGUEL ÁNGEL TORRES MORALES (FP)

ARMANDO VILLANUEVA MERCADO
GUIDO LOMBARDI ELÍAS (PPK)
MARIA CRISTINA MELGAREJO PAUCAR (FP)
Botswana Conservation Parliamentary Caucus
In the National Assembly of Botswana
Term: 2014-2019
Est: 2016
Acronym: BOCOPAC
CO-CHAIRS
SENATE
HON. MINISTER BAGALATIA ARONE

Gabonese Parliamentary Conservation Caucus
In the Senate and the National Assembly
Term: 2017-2020
Est: 2017
Acronym: CPGC
CO-CHAIRS
HON. ANGÉLIQUE NGOMA
VÉN. MARTIN FIDÈLE MAGNAGNA
Parliamentary Conservation Caucus - Kenya
In the 12th National Assembly of Kenya
Term: 2017-2021
Est: 2012
Acronym: PCC-K
CO-CHAIRS
HON. FRANCIS CHACHU GANYA (FAP)
HON. JOYCE AKAI EMANIKOR (JP)
MALAWI PARLIAMENTARY CONSERVATION CAUCUS
In the National Assembly of Malawi
Term: 2015-2019
Est: 2015
Acronym: MPCC
CO-CHAIRS
HON. WERANI CHILENGA (PP)
HON. ALEX MAJOR (MCP)
HON. DR. FRANCIS MKUNGULA (I)
PATRON
HIS EXCELLENCY A. PETER MUTHARIKA PRESIDENT OF MALAWI
MOZAMBIQUE PARLIAMENTARY FORUM ON CONSERVATION
In the Assembly of the Republic
Term: 2014-2019
Est: 2016
Acronym: MPFC
CHAIR
HON. FRANCISCO USSENE MUCANHEIA
NAMIBIA CONSERVATION PARLIAMENTARY CAUCUS
In the National Assembly of Namibia
Term: 2014-2019
Est: 2012
Acronym: NACOPAC
CO-CHAIRS
HON. BERNADETTE JAGGER (SWAPO)
HON. REINHOLD MADALA NAUYOMA (APP)
HON. VICTORIA KAUMA (SWAPO)
HON. BERNARD SONGA SIBALATANI (SWAPO)
Uganda Parliamentary Tourism & Conservation Caucus
In the Parliament of Uganda
Term: 2016-2021
Est: 2016
Acronym: UPTCC
CO-CHAIRS
ZAMBIA PARLIAMENTARY CONSERVATION CAUCUS
In the National Assembly of Zambia
Term: 2016-2021
Est: 2014
Acronym: ZPCC
CHAIR
HON. STEPHEN KAMPYONGO (PF)
Zimbabwe Parliamentary Conservation Caucus
In the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe
Term: 2018-2023
Est: 2016
Acronym: ZimPCC
CO-CHAIRS
Senate
House

Our Work on the Ground: The International Conservation Corps

The International Conservation Corps complements The ICCF Group’s work with policymakers and the work of our partners around the globe on a range of conservation issues such as forestry, wildlife, parks & protected areas, oceans & rivers, and fisheries.

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Right: Members of the Corps in Tayrona, Colombia.

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