Meeting of the IWG-Reptile Skins

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:15pm
Milan, Italy

The International Working Group on Reptiles Skins will be meeting in Milan, Italy, hosted by the Italian Tanners' Association (UNIC) to take stock of advancements of its work programme including in the implementation of projects in Colombia, Indonesia, Italy and Mexico, as well as the ongoing work on improvement of traceability, animal welfare and impact assessment mechanisms, among others.



10h00    Welcome and general updates of COP17


10h30   Production systems

  • Development of ranching activities
  • Python experimental farm
  • Animal welfare
  • Proposed work programme and approach for 2017

12h30    Lunch / Visit to LP Fashion Studio – sponsored by Lineapelle

13h45   Traceability

  • Results of pilot testing for Morelet’s crocodile, caiman fuscus, pythons
  • Ongoing further developments
    • Full Beta version of application / IT system
    • Species identification module
    • Genetic populations study
    • Other modules that could be added on
  • Proposed work programme and approach for 2017


15h45   Impact & Monitoring

  • Advancements on work on NDF+ methodology
  • Monitoring indicators
  • Proposed work programme for 2017


16h45 Agreements and upcoming dates

  • Agreement on work programme and budget to submit to ExCo
  • Mexico field visit (4-5 December 2016)
  • Indonesia IWG-RS meeting and field visit (6-10 February 2017)


17h15   Close of meeting