A program of The Institute for Regional Conservation

A program of The Institute for Regional Conservation

A program of The Institute for Regional Conservation

A program of The Institute for Regional Conservation

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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.

Current IRC News

IRCís Chief Executive Officer, Craig van der Heiden, Gives Keynote Address at the 2016 Florida Rare Plant Task Force Meeting.

Volunteers Needed For Second Restoration Day at Atlantic Dunes Park on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

*Click here to read about how IRC is tracking vegetation shifts due to Sea Level Rise in Florida.*

*Click here for information and updates on the Coastal Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Habitat Restoration project*

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