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Bill Richardson joins fight to save New York Blood Center chimps

Thursday, September 29, 2016

I was so pleased to be joined by former New Mexico governor and United Nations ambassador Bill Richardson today in a mid-morning press conference to announce a collaborative campaign to secure a safe future for dozens of laboratory chimpanzees abandoned by the New York Blood Center on a set of islands in Liberia. The RichardsonRead the full article »

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Abandoned chimpanzees receive grant for long-term care : The Humane Society of the United States

  More than 60 chimpanzees abandoned in Liberia by the New York Blood Center are on a path to living at a suitable long-term sanctuary thanks to a new grant. The Richardson Center for Global Engagement earmarked a wildlife grant for The Humane Society of the United States supporting efforts to work alongside the governmentRead the full article »

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Training Report: Kenya, Anti-Poaching Program, September 10-12

Thursday, September 22, 2016

On September 10 and 12, the Richardson Center for Global Engagement facilitated expert instruction on two modules: Financial Investigation/Money Laundering and Prosecution and Asset Forfeiture, in the context of the Freeland DETECT program (http://www.freeland.org/programs/detect/) in Nairobi, Kenya. Trainees came from Kenya, Congo, Uganda, Tanzania and Gabon. Background The Freeland Foundation is a world famous NGO buildingRead the full article »

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“Eliminate, Neutralize, And Disrupt” The Richardson Center Hails US Senate Decision On Wildlife Trafficking

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wildlife activists and conservationists can rejoice that they now have an anti-trafficking law with teeth. The Richardson Center applauds the bi-partisan action last night by the US Senate to pass HR 2494, the “Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act (END).” This bill finally delivers the tools and resources needed to effectively fight the global poaching crisis that threatensRead the full article »

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Richardson Center and the Humane Society to Team Up!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Top level talks were held in Washington, DC on August 17th between the Richardson Center for Global Engagement (RCGE) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The two animal welfare advocates have agreed to announce a partnership initiative next month in support of a new chimpanzee sanctuary in Liberia. Pictured (left to right) Mickey Bergman, Executive Vice President RCGE, KittyRead the full article »

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Richardson Center lauds the coalition that helped retire 19 former New Mexican test chimps to Chimp Haven in Louisiana

Thursday, August 11, 2016

After decades of struggling to secure their freedom, Animal Protection of New Mexico shares exclusive photos of 19 New Mexican research chimpanzees in their first months of safety. KEITHVILLE, LA – After 30 plus years and more than 500 painful, invasive medical procedures, 19 New Mexico chimpanzees confined to a Texas research facility can finallyRead the full article »

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Harambe: A Rallying Cry

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Governor Richardson speaks out on the recent shooting of the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, and encourages that the time and energy spent rehashing this tragedy be better utilized protecting the gorillas living in the wild today. Read Full Article Here »

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Commentary: Closing chimpanzee colony just the first step

Monday, January 11, 2016

By Bill Richardson My friend Flo has had a rough life. I first met the 50-year-old, single mother of four some five years ago. When I visited, Flo welcomed me with a sweet disposition and a gentle demeanor. As a connoisseur of New Mexican cuisine, she flashed her beautiful light-brown eyes as she dined onRead the full article »

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The demise of African wildlife and how to reverse it

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The public uproar over the senseless slaughter of Cecil the lion last August has only been amplified by the recent MSNBC world premiere of Blood Lions.As disturbing as it was to learn that 6,000 lions are being bred on South African farms to facilitate daily “canned hunts,” this is just an extreme example of aRead the full article »

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International Asset Forfeiture: Recovering the Proceeds from Illegal Elephant Poaching

Friday, July 31, 2015

This report examines the money laundering prosecution and international asset recovery policies, laws, regulations and practice of five countries with respect to elephant poaching and ivory trafficking. Wherever possible it reviews the laws, regulations and practices with respect to the relevant 2003 FATF recommendations. In many cases, current and detailed information was not available. ClickRead the full article »