Our Mission

To advance the long-term preservation of nature and biodiversity in the tropics and other priority areas worldwide.

Who we are

ICFC is Canada's leading international conservation organization.  Since 2007, we have been partnering on projects with local conservation organizations in Latin America, Africa and Asia. They know best what needs doing and how to go about it. 

Our work is science based and we are committed to engaging local communities and securing lasting conservation gains in priority areas.1  

ICFC’s small staff works with a sense of urgency because we can see how much we're achieving.  See Our Impact page for highlights.

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ICFC is a registered Canadian charity: # 85247 8189 RR0001




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); connectivity and ecologial sustainability; species richness/biodiversity; existing threats; and knowing what actions are needed and that they are feasible and cost-effective.

Please join us, if, like us, you want to:

  • keep the remaining tropical wilderness intact
  • prevent species extinctions
  • gain large climate co-benefits from conservation
  • protect winter habitat for Canada's migratory birds.
  • secure a better future for Indigenous people and local communities in developing countries

100% of donations go to projects (overhead is covered long term by core donors).


Awards and recognition 

ICFC won the 2020 Nature Inspiration Award from the Canadian Museum of Nature.  ICFC was the top ranked conservation charity in Canada in the Financial Post’s 2017 charity ratings (the last done by FP).  We are rated five out of five stars by Charity Intelligence Canada and are on their list of the top hundred charities in Canada. Our Mali Elephant Project was awarded the prestigious Equator Prize in 2017 by the United Nations. Our project in Cambodia received the National Geographic Society’s Marine Protection Prize and is a Mission Blue “Hope Spot”. Project field personnel have received the Disney Conservation Hero Award (a project field manager, name withheld for safety reasons), the Whitley Award (Carlos Vasquez Almazan, Guatemala, Caleb Ofori-Boateng, Ghana, and Dominique Bikaba, DRC), and the Indianapolis Prize (Amanda Vincent, marine conservation).

Our Advantage

A core group of donors supports all administrative costs and will continue to do so as we grow.
This means that support from other donors goes entirely to programs.

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