International Conservation Fund of Canada


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

What we do:
ICFC is a registered Canadian charity that since 2007 has carried out conservation work in Latin America, Africa and Asia. ICFC partners with local conservation organizations who conduct project activities in the field and who work with ICFC to develop project plans and budgets. They know best what needs doing and how to go about it. We look for opportunities that represent conservation priorities1 with good value in relation to cost and risk (see our project selection criteria).

Our work is science based. We also try to base it on a sound understanding of the human element, socioeconomic and political, from local communities to the national level.

We don’t apply arbitrary criteria for the kind of projects we undertake. Conservation solutions tend to be quite site specific. Our projects range from helping to create or expand small private reserves to large landscape-scale efforts like our Kayapo Project in the Brazilian Amazon.