In 2014 President Obama launched the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking. The U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance builds on this initiative through the formation of a new voluntary partnership between major companies and non-profit organizations to eliminate U.S. demand for ivory, rhino horn and other illegal wildlife products. Richline Group is in discussions with the newly formed U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance alongside fellow leaders at luxury brands like Tiffany’s and Ben Bridge Jewelers.
When asked about the need for collaboration with companies like Richline, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, who serves as co-chair of the President’s Task Force, said:
“To put an end to this scourge of killing and trafficking rare and iconic wildlife, we need the help of companies and others outside the government. Already, many companies are leading by example by raising public awareness and implementing best practices to support sustainable supply chains that avoid contributions to illegal wildlife trade.
The creation of this Alliance will provide invaluable assistance in our fight. There is no question that how we deal with wildlife trafficking activities here in the United States will have an enormous influence on our global success in dealing with the crisis.”
Richline has always taken a strong stance against the use of illegally acquired wildlife and wildlife products. Our team is committed to the mission of this new task force, and we are working to integrate the goal of raising awareness of the scope of the wildlife trafficking crisis into Richline Responsible initiatives.
To learn more, visit the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance website.