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Governor Richardson announces a new Criminal Justice Challenge Fund to combat the illegal wildlife trade in Africa

Monday, March 11, 2019

Governor Bill Richardson launched today The Bill Richardson Wildlife Justice Fund to combat the illegal wildlife trade in Africa.  The Bill Richardson Justice Fund will accelerate the change already underway in many African nations to strengthen prosecutions against wildlife criminals. Its focus runs all the way from the point of arrest to the point ofRead the full article »

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Washington Post: Former U.N. ambassador Bill Richardson nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for work on North Korea

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

By Anne Gearan January 30 Former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson was nominated last month by members of Congress. His nomination, which has not been previously reported, is for decades of work on behalf of hostages and prisoners held in several nations. The Norwegian Nobel Committee was asked to consider case histories including the late OttoRead the full article »

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Saving the Wild and the Richardson Center Partner to Save African Rhinos

Monday, June 11, 2018

The bloody war on rhinos has dragged on for a decade, and we now are at the tipping point between extinction and a revolution. The Richardson Center for Global Engagement has partnered with Saving the Wild to help. Saving the Wild is the only environmental organization based in South Africa ‘home of the rhino’ whose mandateRead the full article »

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Washington Post: These Research Chimps were Abandoned on Islands. Then the Battle Over Their Fate Began.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

  Read Washington Post article below, or access it Here A dispute over the fate of more than 60 chimpanzees in Liberia has been settled, according to the New York Blood Center, which used the animals for biomedical research before leaving them on remote river islands, and the Humane Society of the United States, which has been their primaryRead the full article »

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Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle and Governor Bill Richardson Hold Q&A in Wake of New York Blood Center Agreement to Help Cover Cost of Care for Liberian Chimpanzees

Please read interview below, or find it on Wayne Pacelle’s website here  In the wake of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) striking an agreement with The HSUS yesterday to cover a substantial portion of the costs of care for chimpanzees in Liberia once used in invasive experiments, I sat down with Governor Bill Richardson toRead the full article »

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The Humane Society and New York Blood Center Announce Landmark Agreement for Care of Liberian Chimpanzees

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

For over a year the Richardson Center has collaborated with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in an effort to make the New York Blood Center accountable for the chimpanzees they used in medical research testing. The New York Blood Center had decided to pull their support of the chimpanzees who could notRead the full article »

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Richardson Center Contributes Financial Enforcement Expertise to Freeland Foundation’s Anti-Poaching Training Course

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Freeland Foundation is a world renowned NGO that builds model training programs to combat wildlife exploitation.  With State Department funding from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, Freeland assembled a 3-week training anti-poaching pilot course under its flagship program known as DETECT (Detection of Environmental Crime). The pilot course covered all theRead the full article »

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Lab Chimps ‘Abandoned’ on African Island, Activists Say

Monday, October 3, 2016

Dozens of chimpanzees used in experimental labs in Africa by an American health charity are now living on their own on African islands, where activists say their previous lives in cages have not prepared them to survive in the wild. The New York Blood Center (NYBC) began experimenting on chimpanzees in collaboration with the LiberianRead the full article »

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Heartless? The New York Blood Center has a chimpanzee problem

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Anyone who believes that people who work in the nonprofit sector are ipso facto morally superior to the rest of us might want to consider the story of The New York Blood Center and the 60 or so chimpanzees that it abandoned last year in Liberia. The NYBC, as it’s known, is a nonprofit that generated nearlyRead the full article »

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These chimps helped save human lives. Then they were abandoned.

Some of the chimpanzees were rejected pets. Others were captured in the wild. All of them were taken in the mid-1970s to a research laboratory in Liberia, where for decades they were infected with diseases, and their blood was drawn and tested for research that helped lead to a hepatitis B vaccine and safer blood transfusions for humans.Read the full article »