Founded in 2007, ICFC is a registered Canadian charity (Charitable Registration # 85247 8189 RR0001)
To advance the long-term preservation of nature and biodiversity in the tropics and other priority areas worldwide.
Our annual returns our viewable through Canada Revenue Agency.
ICFC, P.O. Box 40, Chester NS B0J 1J0, Canada
About ICFCICFC is the first and only Canadian charity to focus solely on conserving nature in the highly biodiverse tropics and other priority areas worldwide.1, 2
What we do — ICFC has (in more than 12 countries):
Why it matters — The world's natural ecosystems (which know no political boundaries) are vital to Canadians and to people everywhere. Nature conservation is a superb investment, addressing many of our greatest challenges: biodiversity loss; climate change (to which deforestation and forest degradation is a major contributor); deteriorating fish stocks and marine ecosystems; and loss of the hugely valuable ecosystem services that are crucial to our life support systems including water, atmosphere, agriculture, and fisheries.
Also... Nature is beautiful and wondrous and has immense intrinsic value. Surely we have a responsibility to try to prevent human-caused extinctions and the ongoing diminishment of our natural heritage.
How we're different
We appreciate your interest and support. Together, are making a difference!
1 What makes a conservation priority? Key considerations are: vulnerability (species and ecological communities that are rare or have small ranges, as many do in the tropics); species richness/biodiversity; existing threats; and knowing what actions are needed and that they are feasible and cost-effective. (The funding gap for conservation is greatest in developing countries, so there is no shortage of opportunities and dollars go far there.)
2 Several other Canadian charities
undertake limited conservation-related work internationally. These include:
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