Sustainable use of the yellow anaconda in Argentina
The FSVO supports projects relating to species conservation that have a direct link to the activities of the Office and to Switzerland. These include the long-term “sustainable use of the yellow anaconda in Argentina” project. The Swiss-based luxury goods and watch industry is a major customer for goods made from reptile leather. This has made Switzerland a big trans-shipment point for leather goods of this type, and the country therefore has a great interest in ensuring that these reptiles are used sustainably.