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Wild Life Matters No.2 : AFRICA: From Poachers to Protectors African Parks Converts Adversaries into Advocates

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AFRICA: From Poachers to Protectors African Parks Converts Adversaries into Advocates The Republic of Congo (known as Congo-Brazzaville or Congo) shares with a score of African nations the growing scourge of elephant poaching. What is unique about the solution in Congo is the belief that, with prodding, poachers can reverse the course of their predatory lives andRead the full article »

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Wild Life Matters No.1 : Drones, Mathematicians Join Forces Fight Against Poachers Intensifies

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Drones, Mathematicians Join Forces Fight Against Poachers Intensifies Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly called drones, are fast becoming the preferred technology in the fight against poaching, especially in African wildlife sanctuaries. Compared with heavy media coverage of UAV military deployments, little attention has been paid to reasons why this unmanned aerial technology is so wellRead the full article »

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Richardson Center Applauds Obama Administration for Ivory Ban

Thursday, December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, February 12, 2014 (ENS) – The Obama administration Tuesday announced a newNational Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking that marshals the resources of all executive branch agencies. As part of the new strategy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will implement a U.S. ban on commercial import and export of elephant ivory. This unprecedentedRead the full article »

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Richardson Center, WWF & African Parks Leveraging Technology & Training To Protect African Wildlife

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Richardson Center for Global Engagement and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) co-hosted a forum today about the best ways to integrate state-of-the-art technologies and training methods into wildlife protection and enforcement in key parts of Africa. The effort kicked off in Washington, D.C. at a meeting of dozens of experts from government,Read the full article »

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Eleven Arrested in Crackdown on Congo’s Elephant Poachers

Thursday, December 12, 2013

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, December 12, 2013 (ENS) – Scaled-up enforcement actions against elephant poachers and illegal ivory traders in Republic of Congo have led to a wave of arrests in the country over the past two months. Anti-poaching initiatives resulting in the arrests of three people were conducted by African Parks’ Anti-Poaching Unit atRead the full article »

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Poacher to Protector Training Program, BBC Interview

Monday, December 2, 2013

Click to listen to the BBC News Day interview of Mickey Bergman from December 2nd, 2013. Mickey Bergman discusses with Rob Young and Bilkisu Labaran the Richardson Center’s work and partnerships with African Parks and WWF-US on wildlife conservation, including the Poacher-to-Protector Amnesty and Training program, and the integration of new technologies into conservation efforts. Listen to Clip 1 ListenRead the full article »

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Bill Richardson kicks off high-tech campaign to fight poaching

Friday, November 1, 2013

Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Published: Friday, November 1, 2013 Upper hand in many African countries: They are armed, they have wealthy backers, and they can slip into parks with vast land and little law enforcement. But wildlife advocates imagine a future where park rangers could use drones to track herds, algorithms to predict poacher behaviorRead the full article »

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“Poacher to Protector” – Congo

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Working in partnership with African Parks, the Richardson Center supported the launch of a poacher-to-protector training program in Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of Congo, in 2012. This pilot training was attended by observers from the Congolese Armed Forces, WWF and Wildlife Conservation Society. An innovative component of this new program is that it involves theRead the full article »

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Protecting Threatened Wildlife in Africa with Technology and Training

Bill Richardson attends National Press Club. Read the full pdf document that discusses African Wildlife