The ILCP is a project-driven organization with a mission to translate conservation science into compelling visual messages targeted to specific audiences. They work with leading scientists, policy makers, government leaders and conservation groups to produce the highest-quality documentary images of both the beauty and wonder of the natural world and the challenges facing it.
The unique set of skills, talent and years of field experience spent documenting delicate and complex environmental subjects as well as a real commitment to conserve the landscapes, people and wildlife in the places where they work, is what sets the photographers of the ILCP apart. From poaching to global warming, from habitat loss to cultural erosion, from sustainability to biological corridors, the work of conservation photographers covers the entire range of threats to biodiversity and is indeed a critical component in the conservation toolbox.
Art for Conservation has partnered with iLCP on numerous large format exhibitions which are still travelling the country and still connecting audiences to the many conservation issues before us. “A Climate for Life” and “Irreplaceable – Wildlife in a Warming World” as well as exhibitions on the Borderlands and Flathead Raves continue to add compelling visual impact to the science on climate change, connectivity and biodiversity. Individual iLCP members have collaborated with AFC an gallery exhibitions of their work as well as individual conservation initiatives: Alison Jones/No Water-No Life, Michael Forsberg/ “Great Plains-America’s Lingering Wild”, Gary Braasch/”How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate” and Michele Westmorland/Life underwater.
Art for Conservation’s President, Mark Lukes, currently serves as Chairman of the Board of ILCP.