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Current Focus in Congress

Setting the international conservation agenda in Washington, D.C., affecting livelihoods globally

June 11, 2015

Tackling Poaching and Wildlife Trafficking in Mozambique

During the briefing, conservation strategies and opportunities in Mozambique were discussed in the context of actions taken, results, and lessons learned.

February 26, 2015

Combating Seafood Fraud to Protect American Jobs, Businesses, and Communities

With special guest speakers Marcus Asner, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, and Chris Lischewski, President & CEO of Bumble Bee Seafoods.

February 10, 2015

Harnessing Technology for Sustainable Urban Development

With Steve Crout, Vice President of Government Affairs at Qualcomm, and Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Partners in Conservation through Development

Now available to download: PIC 2015

Our annual publication highlighting our partners in conservation, through development.

Automobile Industry

Volkswagen Group of America

Leading the industry toward carbon-neutral mobility, for sustainable and efficient development of natural resources

Entertainment Industry

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Supporting wildlife conservation, research, and education at home and around the world

July 27, 2015

U.S. House of Representatives passes H.R. 774, the Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing Enforcement Act of 2015.

The bill was introduced in February 2015 by Representative Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU) (House Oceans Caucus member), along with co-sponsor Representative Don Young (R-AK) (House Oceans Caucus Co-Chair).

July 1, 2015

Tanzania and Zambia Sign Agreement for Coordinated Conservation and Management of Miombo/Mopane Woodland Ecosystem

This agreement calls for sustainable forest management in the Miombo/Mopane eco-region

May 26, 2015

ICC Co-Chair, Chairman Ed Royce and ICC Member, Rep. Eliot Engel introduce H.R. 2494, the Global Anti-Poaching Act

Legislation to counter the terrorist organizations that are profiting from wildlife trafficking.

Why International Conservation Benefits the U.S.

Bolstering America's economy, improving our security & meeting our growing needs for natural resources

International conservation provides benefits not only to people and wildlife in the developing world, but to every American citizen—by bolstering America’s economy, improving our security, and meeting our growing needs for natural resources.


America’s role in maintaining global stability is rooted not only in our economic, moral, and military strength, but the fact that U.S. interests touch every industry and sphere of influence in the world. U.S. interests can only be protected by active international leadership. At a time when we must tighten our fiscal budget dramatically, it has never been more essential to make the international conservation investments to prevent endemic economic dislocation and chaos at a global scale.

About the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus

The most popular, active bipartisan caucus on Capitol Hill

The ICCF directly supports the International Conservation Caucus - the second largest U.S. Congressional Caucus. It is currently comprised of over 1/3 of the U.S. House of Representatives and over 1/4 of the U.S. Senate. The ICCF works with Congressional ICC leaders to pull together broad audiences to forge initiatives that address the world's most pressing conservation challenges.

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