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FOUR Claims

To demonstrate how it will meet its impact vision, SARCA is working towards a series of claims. The SARCA claims aim to orientate the key components of a sustainable and responsible reptile trade.

 

CLAIM 1

SUSTAINABLE OFF-TAKE

 

Reptile species traded from Southeast Asia are sourced without detriment to the conservation of wild populations and in compliance with export trade requirements.

 

CLAIM 2

ANIMAL WELFARE

 

Reptile species traded from Southeast Asia are treated humanely from capture to euthanasia, according to internationally accepted standards.

CLAIM 3

ENVIRONMENTAL &

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Capture and processing facilities demonstrate good practice labor and operational management practices.

CLAIM 4

LIVELIHOODS SUPPORTED

 

The trade in reptiles from Southeast Asia supports the livelihoods of local people and is a viable, long-term industry.