ConsCorps will develop a series of management action plans and policy guidelines, and deliver technical assistance and training to strengthen the institutional capacity of the national park system which protects endangered and commercially important species, and is critical to the sustainable growth of the tourism segment of the economy of The Bahamas. ConsCorps will also work to establish a new Forestry department, training for new forestry personnel, and assistance in development of strategies to manage fire and sustainable timber harvesting.
ConsCorps will address the need for improved protected area management and the livelihood needs of resource users and communities surrounding protected areas in Grenada,
particularly by helping to develop sustainable tourism opportunities which is critical for the economic growth of Grenada. Solutions that strengthen and create alternative sustainable livelihoods as well as strengthen and promote conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity will be developed through a participatory approach to help ensure long-term protection and sustainability of Grenada's natural resources.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)
The ICC will help SVG conduct a biological inventory and develop a monitoring system which will guide future management decisions affecting its natural resources.
Conduct assessment and develop comprehensive management plan for Cat Ba National Park which defines the long term vision, threats, and strategies to combat threats which will guide development of park capabilities, and funding options to support ongoing service delivery of the national park including community engagement. Cat Ba National Park protects an incredible diversity of plants and animals, including the critically endangered Cat Ba Langur, and the park is a large tourism draw which provides jobs but is currently not adequately managed and so threatens the natural resources protected by the national park.
ConsCorps is planning a collaborative project with Northern Rangelands Trust in the Laikipia District to establish new practices aimed at reducing human-wildlife conflict, improving animal husbandry, and minimizing the ecological footprint of farming practices while improving yields.
ConsCorps is currently in discussions with Zambian parliamentarians to decide the location of its debut project in that country. The final selection is being made between two national parks, each currently governed by partnerships between African Parks and the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA).
ConsCorps builds on the United States' long history of overseas assistance with its visionary solution to export
America's experience and expertise in natural resource management. As a volunteer program, ConsCorps can achieve
remarkable results at minimal costs, but none of it is possible without the support of our network of corporate
and NGO partners and international policymakers.
ConsCorps projects provide unique opportunities for partners to:
- leverage the strengths of ICCF's extensive network
- consolidate gains in economic growth from protected natural systems
- engage international policymakers
- contribute to the specific needs of partner countries
- be a part of a new age of American prosperity initiatives
We incorporate private sector resources and expertise in our overseas projects.
We are interested in new partnerships to enhance our on-the-ground capabilities and advance our
mission to ensure the good stewardship of natural resources in developing nations.
- Executive Director
- The ICCF Group
25786 Georgetown Station,
TELEPHONE: (+1) 202.471.4222
FAX: (+1) 202.471.4233
Much has been accomplished (largely by NGO's) to scientifically catalogue critical natural resources, but developing nations lack what is needed to build the capacity to manage their
For decades international efforts have been unable to successfully develop the capabilities of developing
nations to sustainably manage their natural resources.
Through the efforts of multiple stakeholders in the public and private sectors, significant gaps between current capabilities and needs have been identified.
Philanthropy and traditional aid avenues have been ineffective in closing these capacity gaps, putting future
economic growth, health, and human security at risk.
Every country should have the human and institutional capacity
to sustainably manage its natural resources.
Our work is essential for the effective management of biodiversity, water, and forests which are sources of environmental security, beauty, cultural heritage, and sustainable wealth for current and future generations.
Most nations have placed large amounts of territory into public lands such as national parks, both terrestrial and aquatic, but lack the capacity needed to manage them.
Ever increasing pressures from the continuous growth in human population and consumption make it imperative to help overcome this global management deficit to ensure that economic benefits perpetually convey from ecosystems to forestry, fish, and wildlife sectors, the tourism industry, and agribusiness.