RESP and LIPI establish the Indonesia Python Research Partnership


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.

RESP Takes Firm Steps Towards Transforming Reptile Skins Industry


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.