History & Mission

Our mission is to support environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography and filmmaking.


Our programs are built on the participation and contributions of our Fellows, a group of professional wildlife, nature, and cultural visual storytellers who, in addition to displaying remarkable photographic and filmmaking skills, have each demonstrated a deep commitment to conservation efforts around the globe.


Conservation storytelling uses powerful imagery to highlight environmental and cultural issues. As iLCP Founding Fellow Joel Sartore is frequently quoted, "the typical nature photograph shows a butterfly on a pretty flower. The conservation photograph shows the same thing, but with a bulldozer coming at it in the background."


iLCP Fellows work doesn't end with content creation. We share photos and films with politicians and changemakers; publish articles in major outlets and social media channels to raise awareness of the issues; collaborate with conservation groups to work towards viable solutions; relentlessly working for conservation knowing that an impactful image can often bring about change.

Photo Credits from top of page: Mason Cummings, Sebastian Kennerknecht, Doug Gimesy, Krista Schlyer

Transparency and Accountability

iLCP holds a deep commitment to transparency and accountability. We carefully manage our resources to maximize the funding that goes toward our conservation impacts. Below please find our recent 990s:

International League of Conservation Photographers

A global community of conservation photographers and filmmakers working to share conservation stories and solutions through ethical visual storytelling
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