International League of Conservation Photographers

International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)

The International League of Conservation Photographers is a U.S. based non-profit organization whose mission is to further environmental and cultural conservation through ethical photography.  PhotoWings supports and documents WiLDspeak, a symposium of presentations, discussions, learning, and inspiration from some of the world’s leading nature and wildlife photographers, scientists, and conservation program implementers. The event explores how visual media can best contribute to successful conservation communicators and outcomes around the globe. PhotoWings documents the program and conducts separate interviews with presenters.

Founded in 2005, ILCP's programs are built on the participation and contributions of their Fellows, an elite group of the world’s top wildlife, nature and culture photographers who, in addition to displaying remarkable photographic skills, have each demonstrated a deep commitment to conservation efforts around the globe. The Fellowship is a dynamic, collaborative, and supportive community that aims to influence all photographers and users of imagery to adopt the best and most sustainable practices with regards to the creation and use of visual media.

Acceptance to the Fellowship is by application only and is granted to individuals who have a proven commitment to conservation action, superior photographic skills, and the highest ethical standards.  Fellows actively work with and within iLCP to promote the organization, further the agenda of a wide variety of conservation issues, and collaborate with other photographers and organizations in order to encourage people to take action in support of tangible and meaningful conservation measures.  As the world’s leading organization of its type, iLCP actively advocates on behalf of the Fellows, their partner organizations, and the general professional wildlife and nature photography community on issues of common interest.

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