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. This coordinated effort will enhance both parties’ actions towards enhancing conservation efforts through sustainable use of pythons in Indonesia.
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 process to further the understanding between biodiversity conservation and the wool industry and contribute to the development, testing and adoption of innovative sustainable and resource-efficient wool production and management practices that support the regeneration of grasslands and farmland biodiversi
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 specimens uniquely from the origin and tracing their skins or parts thereof in real time throughout the entire supply and regulatory chains.
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”.
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.
Topics on the agenda included traceability, production systems, animal welfare and the establishment of the RESP framework for integrating sustainability into design and product development practice.
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,
MANE Group is a family-run company which distils and extracts plants and flowers to produce fragrances and flavours for the perfume and food industries. Established in 1871, the company now employs 4,000 people in 32 countries. In 2013, its sales were worth US$ 960 million.