IWG-RS

RESP and LIPI establish the Indonesia Python Research Partnership

Python

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.

Italy and Mexico unveil blueprint for global traceability system for reptile skins

Crocodile skin

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.