A private non-profit organization, The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC) is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity
on a regional basis, and to the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems.
Based in Florida, USA, IRC works on conservation research and action throughout South Florida, the Caribbean and beyond.
Our work is premised on an innovative idea of conservation that seeks to protect and restore viable populations of all plant and
animal species within a region, rather than simply focusing on charismatic animals or plants with narrow global ranges.
See About Us for more information on our activities and support.