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NY - Enforcement, Conservation - Article 71. Enforcement.   McKinney's ECL 71-0101 to 71-0927   This set of statutes outlines the procedures and penalties for violations of New York's Environmental Conservation Law.  
US - Apes - Great Apes Conservation Act of 2000   16 USC 6301 - 6305   The law assists in the conservation of great apes by supporting and providing financial resources for the conservation programs of countries within the range of great apes. Under the law, Great apes include the chimpanzee, gorilla, bonobo, orangutan, and gibbon. The law authorizes the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, to award grants to entities that will promote the conservation of great apes in the wild. The authorization for appropriations is $5 million per year through 2005 with 3% or $80,000, whichever is greater, expended to administer the grants program.  
US - Chimpanzees - 283m. Sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees (CHIMP Act)   42 U.S.C.A. 283m   This Act provides a system of sanctuaries to provide for the lifetime care of chimpanzees not needed for research that have been used, or were bred or purchased for use, in research conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, or other agencies of the Federal Government. The Act lists, among other things, requirements for the sanctuaries, criteria for "acceptable" chimpanzees, restrictions on further research of these chimpanzees, and establishment of contracts to entities providing care in the system.  
US - Primate - Captive Primate Safety Act (proposed amend. to Lacey Act)   2009 H.R. 80   To amend the Lacey Act Amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that Act, to make corrections in the provisions relating to captive wildlife offenses under that Act, and for other purposes.

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