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Published on Wednesday, Mar 1st, 2017 - 8:39am

The Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) and the Indonesian Institute for Science – Research Centre for Biology (RCB-LIPI) signed a collaboration agreement on 7th February 2017 with the prime objective of establishing the Indonesian Python Research Partnership.

Published on Monday, Feb 1st, 2016 - 2:53pm

On 29 January 2016, the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) published a report that provides insight into the main challenges hindering the setting of a common and collaborative framework to advance the environmental and social responsibility agenda of the coloured gems industry, and

Published on Wednesday, Aug 5th, 2015 - 3:28pm

Alongside the growing scientific evidence that the improvement of management and grazing practices of sheep, goats and camelids can contribute to the balance and even restoration of the biodiversity and productivity of grasslands, the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) began a proces

Published on Wednesday, Jul 8th, 2015 - 12:31am

On 1 July 2015, the authorities of Italy and Mexico in charge of the application of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) unveiled the proof of concept of a traceability system for reptile skins that will be capable of identifying individual s

Published on Friday, Jun 26th, 2015 - 9:16am

RESP has announced the dates for it 2nd Global Meeting which will be held on 3 and 4 November 2015 under the theme: “Natural Capital: overcoming challenges of delivering sustainable economic growth in the fashion, cosmetics and jewellery industries”.

Published on Tuesday, Jun 9th, 2015 - 12:43am

On 8 June 2015, the Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP) launched an international consultation process that will assist in the identification of key sustainability-related priorities for the coloured gemstones industry.

Published on Tuesday, Apr 21st, 2015 - 4:55pm

The first RESP Global Meeting was held at Burberry HQ in London on the 13th and 14th of April.

Published on Wednesday, Dec 3rd, 2014 - 8:47pm

The RESP International Working Group on Reptile Skins (IWG-RS) held its 4th meeting on 6 and 7 of November, hosted by the Italian Corpo Forestale dello Stato (CITES Enforcement Authority) in their regional headquarters in Florence.

Published on Thursday, Oct 9th, 2014 - 8:34am

RESP talks to Michel Mane, the President of the Mane Foundation of MANE Group about the future of biodiversity and why he thinks it’s worth attending the CBD COP in Pyeongchang,

Published on Thursday, Sep 25th, 2014 - 7:50pm

The Exotic Leather Cluster (ELC), a key initiative promoting sustainability and transparency of the industry in South Africa and beyond, has received the final seal of approval and funding, paving the way for the transformation of the exotic leather industry.